Microalbumin test

Microalbumin tests are used to identify kidney disease that can occur as a complication of diabetes.

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Introduction

Microalbumin tests are used to identify kidney disease that can occur as a complication of diabetes.

If kidney disease is diagnosed early enough in people with diabetes, more effective treatment can be used.

Managed diabetes makes it easier to control or prevent further complications, such as high blood pressure (hypertension and kidney disease.

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