I am prediabetic and my blood pressure has been less than 120/80 in the last year. I tested for microalbumin 2.5 months ago and it was 33. I also am taking immipramine 25 mg for a long time. Could there be a mistake in my test and what is the reason for microalbumin to be 33
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* As per the standard international criteria below 30 is the normal level of albumin in urine.
* A level of 33 is not of panic, I recommend to drink plenty of liquids, take a repeat test after 1 week and consult again back.
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