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A rapid test for the qualitative detection of Micro-Albumin CE certified
The Micro-Albumin Rapid Test Dipstick (Urine) is a rapid chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of micro-albumin in human urine.
The persistent appearance of small amounts of albumin in urine (microalbuminuria) may be the first indicator of a renal dysfunction. For diabetic patients, positive results may be the first indicator of a diabetic nephropathy. Without therapy, the amount of released albumin will increase (macroalbuminuria) and renal insufficiency will occur. In cases of Type 2 diabetes, the early diagnosis and therapy of diabetic nephropathy is especially important. In addition to being the earliest manifestation of nephropathy, albuminuria is also a marker of an increased risk for cardiovascular diseases in type-2 diabetes. In normal physiological conditions, small amounts of albumin are glomerularly filtrated and tubularly reabsorbed. The expulsion of 20 μg/mL to 200 μg/mL albumin in urine is characterized as microalbuminuria. In addition to renal dysfunction, a transient albuminuria might also be caused by physical training, infection of the urinary tract, hypertension, cardiac insufficiency and surgery.
How to use?
INTERPRETATION OF RESULTS
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NEGATIVE: Two lines appear. One colored line should be in the control line region (C) and another apparent colored line should be in the test line region (T).This indicates that the albumin concentration of the sample is below the cut-off (20ug/ml) of the assay.
POSITIVE: Only one line appears. Only one line appears in the control region (C), no color line appears in the test region (T). The absence of a test result line indicates a positive result meaning that the albumin concentration of sample is elevated (≥20ug/ml).
INVALID: Control line fails to appear. Insufficient specimen volume or incorrect procedural techniques are the most likely reasons for control line failure. Review the procedure and repeat the test with a new test. If the problem persists, discontinue using the diagnostic test immediately and contact your local distributor.