What is the role of urinary albumin measurement in the diagnosis of eclampsia?

Updated: Apr 18, 2019
  • Author: Michael G Ross, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Ronald M Ramus, MD  more...
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Although investigational, Baweja et al suggest that when measuring intact urinary albumin levels using high-performance liquid chromatography in an early and uncomplicated pregnancy, spot urinary albumin:creatinine ratio (ACR) values are higher. If measured early in the second trimester, an ACR of 35.5 mg/mmol or higher may predict preeclampsia before symptoms arise. [15]


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