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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Albumin/Creatinine Ratio (ACR)

Test Name

Albumin/Creatinine Ratio (ACR)

Urine sample Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = Small orange cap container

Minimum Volume = 5 mL urine

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect Random Urine in a small orange cap container. Indicate date and time of Collection.

Stability: Urine is stable at room temperature for 4hrs, refrigerated for 1 week and frozen for 3 months (avoid freeze thaw cycles).

Transportation: Send sample to core lab ASAP.

Special Instructions Random urine collected in sterile container mid morning after voiding and discarding first morning urine sample.

Sample Rejection Criteria: Urine collected with acid / alkaline or leaking specimen will be rejected.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

1 Day

Test Utilization


Reference Value

< 20 mg/L

Test Code




Testing Location


Other Information

Last Updated: June 06, 2019