The presence of microscopic amounts of protein, or albumin in the urine have been strongly related to cardiovascular risk. This condition has been recognized in the past as a strong predictor for cardiovascular disease in women who are diabetic. However, current research demonstrates it is a strong predictor in women without diabetes as well. If you have diabetes, your physician most likely will check a urine specimen to determine if this condition exists, and your treatment may vary according to the results. If you are not diabetic, the results of this test, in conjunction with your other risk factors, may help determine your medical plan. 

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