In three consecutive measurements each several months apart, my ACR kept getting considerably lower and lower. While the u-albumin stayed essentially the same, the u-creatinine kept getting higher and higher. How can you interpret this? Is this a favorable development?

I am unable to make a specific diagnosis on the basis of a changing urinary albumin test.  Urine albumin can vary from day to day and may not reflect any change in kidney function.  I suggest that you discuss the results with your physician.  In general, a falling urinary albumin to creatinine ratio is a good thing, but I cannot make a definitive diagnosis based on the information that you present.



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