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Evaluation of microalb immunoturbidimetric test for albuminuria screening.

Authors
  • Ujjin, P
  • Wiwanitkit, V
  • Srijindaratana, G
Type
Published Article
Journal
Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology
Publisher
"Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Association of Thailand"
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2000
Volume
18
Issue
3
Pages
177–180
Identifiers
PMID: 11270476
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Microalb, an immunoturbidimetric test for screening urinary albumin levels was evaluated for its potential as a screening test for microalbuminuria in diabetic patients. It was compared with the current standard, the radioimmunoassay (RIA). The results showed that the test lacks sensitivity while its specificity was acceptable. Therefore, it can not replace the RIA as the screening method. This study also showed that the first early morning urine could be used if a 24- hour collection was not possible, as its albumin content fairly correlated (r = 0.78) with the 24-hour urine collection of the diabetic patients.

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