Albumin

Optimal Result: 0 - 100 %.

In the context of a Protein Electrophoresis test, particularly for urine, the albumin percentage is an important indicator. This test typically involves separating different proteins found in the urine based on their physical properties, and then quantifying them. The albumin percentage refers to the proportion of albumin in relation to the total amount of proteins detected in the urine sample.

The significance of the albumin percentage can be understood in various contexts:

  1. Kidney Function Assessment: The kidneys normally prevent large proteins like albumin from being excreted in the urine. A higher percentage of albumin in urine can indicate that the kidneys are not functioning properly, allowing albumin to pass through their filters.

  2. Monitoring Chronic Conditions: In conditions like diabetes or hypertension, which can damage the kidneys over time, monitoring the albumin percentage can help assess the extent of kidney damage and the effectiveness of treatment.

  3. Detection of Specific Kidney Disorders: Certain kidney disorders specifically affect the glomeruli (filtration units of the kidneys) and result in a significant increase in urinary albumin. Thus, the albumin percentage can be a key indicator in diagnosing these conditions.

  4. Differentiating Between Types of Proteinuria: An increased albumin percentage in urine may point towards a glomerular source of proteinuria (originating from the glomeruli), whereas lower albumin percentages might suggest a tubular or post-renal source.

The normal range for albumin percentage in a urine protein electrophoresis test is usually quite low, reflecting the fact that healthy kidneys filter out most albumin from the urine. The specific reference range can vary based on the laboratory's standards and methodologies. An increased percentage of albumin in urine protein electrophoresis is a significant finding that usually warrants further investigation to determine the underlying cause and appropriate treatment.

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