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Test Code RALB Albumin, Random, Urine

Specimen Required

Supplies: Aliquot Tube, 5 mL (T465)

Specimen Volume: 5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect a random urine specimen.

2. No preservative.

Useful For

Assessing the potential for early onset of nephropathy in diabetic patients using random urine specimens

Method Name

Immunoturbidity/Enzymatic Colorimetric Assay

Reporting Name

Albumin, Random, U

Specimen Type


Specimen Minimum Volume

1 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Urine Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Ambient  7 days
  Frozen  7 days

Reference Values

Males: <17 mg/g creatinine

Females: <25 mg/g creatinine

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday; Continuously

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test has been modified from the manufacturer's instructions. Its performance characteristics were determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information




If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Renal Diagnostics Test Request (T830) with the specimen.

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
RALB Albumin, Random, U 9318-7


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
RALB1 Albumin, Random, U 89999-7
CRE2 Creatinine 2161-8
A_CR Albumin/Creatinine Ratio 9318-7