Microalbumin

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Key Benefits

Exceptional correlation

The Microalbumin assay showed a correlation of r=0.99 against another commercially available method

Applications available

For a wide variety of clinical chemistry analysers including the RX series

Liquid ready-to-use reagents

The Randox Microalbumin reagent comes in a liquid format which is more convenient, and can also help reduce the risk of errors occurring

Other features

  • Immunoturbidimetric method
  • Liquid ready-to-use reagents
  • Stable to expiry at 2-8°C
  • Measuring range 5.11-234 mg/l
Cat NoSizeAnalyserEasy Read
Easy Fit
 
(S) Indicates standard included in kit
MA242310 x 10ml (S) General Use--
MA2426R1 1 x 60ml (S)
R2 1 x 7ml
General Use--
MA2864200TSiemens Dimension
MA3828R1 6 x 20ml
R2 3 x 8ml
RX Daytona/Imola
Hitachi 717/911/912/704/902


MA8056R1 4 x 20ml
R2 4 x 2.3ml
RX Suzuka
Abbott Architect
Hitachi 917/Mod P
Konelab 20i/30i/60i
Beckman Coulter AU Series








MA8325R1 1 x 20ml
R2 1 x 4.6ml
RX Daytona +/Monaco
Abbott Architect
Hitachi 917/Mod P
Konelab 20i/30i/60i
Beckman Coulter AU Series








Instrument Specific Applications (ISA’s) are available for a wide range of biochemistry analysers.  Contact us to enquire about your specific analyser.

What is Microalbumin assay used for?

Albumin is one of the major plasma proteins, and is usually present in very low concentration in urine. Damage to the glomerular basement membrane can alter its permeability and albumin is then able to enter the urine. Sustained elevations of urinary albumin concentrations are called Microalbuminuria.

The Randox Microalbumin assay is an excellent marker of kidney disease and can identify individuals with diabetic nephropathy approximately 5-10 years earlier than proteinuria tests reducing the incidence of end stage renal disease. As such the American Diabetes Association and Diabetes UK recommend all diabetics are screened for microalbuminuria on a yearly basis

  • Varghese, A., et al. Prevalence of microalbuminuria in type 2 diabetes mellitus at a diabetes centre in southern India. Postgrad. Med. J. 2001, 77: 399-402
  • Hirnerova, E., et al. Effect of vitamin E supplementation on microalbuminuria, lipid peroxidation and blood prostaglandins in diabetic patients. Bratisl. Lek. Listy 2004, 105(12): 408-413
  • Naz, S., et al. Frequency of microalbuminuria in diabetic patients of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Pak. J. Med. Res. 2007, 46(3)
  • Laiwattanapaisal W., et al. On-chip immunoassay for determination of urinary albumin. Sensors (Basel). 2009, 9(12): 10066-10079
  • Iwalokun, B.A. et al. Evaluation of microalbuminuria in relation to asymptomatic bacteruria in Nigerian patients with sickle cell anemia. Saudi J. Kidney Dis. Transpl. 2012: 23(6): 1320-1330
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