Urine albumin to creatinine ratio (ACR) also known as a microalbumin test is used to identify kidney disease that can occur as a complication of diabetes.

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

If diabetes is well managed, it's easier to control or prevent further complications developing, such as high blood pressure (hypertension).

Read more about ACR at Lab Tests Online UK.

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The information on this page has been adapted by NHS Wales from original content supplied by NHS Choices.
Last Updated: 14/04/2015 14:23:10