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Have you or your child ever had a microalbumin test?

      Yes, and the results indicated kidney problems  
  6%   33  
      Yes, and the results indicated no kidney problems  
  23%   129  
      I haven't had this test  
  22%   124  
      I don't know what a microalbumin test is  
  48%   264  

Have you or your child ever had a microalbumin test?

Poll dates: June 25 - July 2, 2000
Total Votes: 520

Microalbumin, the presence of small amounts of protein in the urine, is often the first indicator of potential diabetic nephropathy, or diabetic kidney disease. While unusual in children, everyone with diabetes should be checked for microalbumin every year. A simple urine dip-stick test can be done in your doctor's office. ACE inhibitors are frequently used when protein is detected in the urine.

For more information about tests you should receive each year, see Standards of Clinical Care.

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