MAU(Microalbumin) occurs when the kidney leaks small amounts of albumin into the urine, which is an early marker of kidney damage.
✔ Marker of vascular endothelial dysfunction
✔ An important prognostic marker for kidney disease
✔ In diabetes mellitus
✔ In hypertension
✔ In post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis
✔ Increasing microalbuminuria during the first 48 hours after admission to an intensive care unit predicts elevated risk for acute respiratory failure, multiple organ failure, and overall mortality
✔ A risk factor for venous thromboembolism