Microalbustix

Semiquantitative test strips measure the albumin and creatinine values in urine.
$99.90

Microalbustix urine test strips is to measure the albumin and creatinine values and ratio. This effectively reduces the number of false positive and false negative results.

 

Product Highlights

  • Paper products for use point-of-care testing.
  • For identifying microalbuminuria.
  • Products designed for visual analysis.
  • Quick test results within one minute.

Product Features

MICROALBUSTIX Reagent Strips are firm plastic strips that contain two reagent areas that test for albumin and creatinine in urine. An albumin-to-creatinine ratio can also be determined, which allows for the use of single-void specimens in testing. The ratio is given in milligrams albumin per gram or millimole creatinine (mg/g or mg/mmol). This product provides semi-quantitative results and can be used for screening samples for microalbuminuria; positive results should be confirmed with quantitative methods for albumin.

 

Benefits

Test results may aid clinicians in the detection of patients at risk of developing kidney damage. Microalbuminuria has been reported to be an early predictor of the development of glomerular damage in the absence of overt nephropathy.1-3 It has also been reported as an early predictor of the development of pre-eclampsia during pregnancy.4

 

Parameters

  • Albumin
  • Creatinine
  • Albumin-to-Creatinine (A:C) ratio (semi-quantitative)

 

1. Mogensen, C.E.: Microalbuminuria Predicts Clinical Proteinuria and Early Mortality in Maturity-Onset Diabetes. N. Eng. J. Med. 310: 356–360; 1984.

2. Mogensen, C.E. et al.: Prevention of Diabetic Renal Disease with Special Reference to Microalbuminuria. Lancet 346: 1080–1085; 1995.

3. Kaplan, N.M.: Microalbuminuria: a Risk Factor for Vascular and Renal Complications of Hypertension. Am. J. Med. 92: 8S–12S; 1992.

4. Nisell, H. et al.: Renal Function in Gravidas with Chronic Hypertension With and Without Superimposed Preeclampsia. Hypertens. Pregnancy 15: 127–134; 1996.

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