Evaluation of a dipstick test for microalbuminuria in three different clinical settings, including the correlation with urinary albumin excretion rate.

UNLABELLED A dipstick test for microalbuminuria was compared with urinary albumin excretion and urinary albumin concentration. Elevated urinary albumin excretion was defined as > 30 mg/24 h, elevated urinary albumin concentration in early morning urine as = > 20 mg/l and sticks = > 20 mg/l were considered positive. 1,071 samples with urinary albumin… CONTINUE READING