Four months ago, I went for a urinalysis and my results were:
- Albumin (urine): 80 mg/L
- Creatinine (urine): 13.4 mmol/L
- ACR: 6 mg/mmoL
Yesterday, I had the same test, but I was shocked with the results:
- Albumin (urine): 571 mg/L
- Creatinine (urine): 15.1 mmol/L
- ACR: 37.8 mg/mmoL
I was having a hard time yesterday producing urine for the sample, and my urine was darker in color. I suspect that I was dehydrated.
My question is: Does hydration affect the albumin:creatinine ratio?
I tried checking online, but I'm getting confusing answers. Some sites say hydration level affects the urine microalbumin test, other sites say that the "creatinine ratio' corrects any issues (including dehydration) with the urine concentration.
I've asked my doctor to allow me to retest, but she'll likely respond after a few days.
If you know, please share your knowledge.
P.S.: My eGFR is normal.