QDx Urine DS 11 ACR

ACR which stands for Albumin Creatinine Ratio is an aid for the diabetologist and nephrologists in monitoring patients with renal failures.

The ACR strips from DiaSys come along with the basic 9 parameters in one strip which would help in screening the patients with abnormalities.

Albumin is the most common type of protein found in urine and testing for albumin in urine (known as albuminuria) can act as an early marker of kidney disease. Kidney function deterioration prevents adequate filtering of the protein. As a result albumin escapes from the kidneys into the urine. Testing may be used for screening of kidney function, in an attempt to recognize early stages of kidney disease and allow for appropriate treatment.

ACR levels lower than 30 mg/g (category A1) indicate normal to mild increase in albuminuria levels, normal kidney function. ACR levels between 30-300 mg/g (category A2), indicate moderately increased albuminuria levels, a sign of early kidney disease. ACR levels greater than 300 mg/g (category A3), indicate severely increased albuminuria levels, a sign of severe kidney disease.

Microalbumin is examined in the range of 10-150 mg/L and creatinine values are examined in the range of 0.9 mmol/L to 26.5 mmol/L. The ACR calculation is done by the instrument and the final value is printed out which negates the cons of calculation and unit conversion by the technicians. Quantitative analysis of ACR can be only performed with the help of QDx Urilyzer DS 100, a semi-automated urine analyzer and QDx Urilyzer DS 500, a continuous loader instrument.