ZocdocAnswersMy albumin is trace. What is the means of it?

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My albumin is trace. What is the means of it?

my urine color id yellow..

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I would suggest that you schedule an appointment with a nephrologist for this problem. Trace albumin means that you have some protein in your urine. This is something that we test for because it is considered abnormal to have protein in the urine. Trace simply means that the amount of albumin (which is the protein that the test looks for) is quite low and just above the upper limit of detection ability. Having trace albumin in your urine means that your kidneys are abnormally spilling a tiny amount of protein into the urine from the blood. The next step is to determine why this is occurring. Since this is a small amount of protein, there may be no major problem or only a minor issue going on. If you have diabetes this could mean that you're developing diabetic kidney disease. If you have an inflammatory condition such as lupus, this could mean that you're developing lupus nephritis. If you have neither these conditions then you should probably get a further workup which would include a basic metabolic panel to look for your creatinine level which is an overall measurement of renal function. If this is abnormally high and this would indicate that you have impaired renal function and further investigation into why this is should be made. If the creatinine level is normal then your doctor may choose to just recheck your urine at a later date. Please schedule an appointment with a nephrologist for this problem.

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