• The NycoCard System is Axis-Shield's most widely distributed product range, particularly suited to countries with developing healthcare systems.
  • The system offers four selected point-of-care tests: CRP, HbA1c, D-Dimer and U-Albumin.
  • They can all be analysed on the same instrument - the NycoCard Reader II.
  • NycoCard was introduced to the market in the early 1990's starting with the non-instrumental NycoCard CRP card-test, followed by the NycoCard D-Dimer.
  • The Reader is a low-cost, portable point-of-care instrument designed for rapid and reliable measurements of NycoCard products.

The NycoCard U-Albumin test is a 3-minute Point of Care test for the measurement of albumin in urine.

It is an important indicator of diabetes related complications.

Test specific information

  • Measuring range: 5 - 200 mg/L
  • Assay time: 3 minutes
  • Measuring interval: 1 mg/L
  • Monoclonal antibodies to human albumin are used. No known interference from human urine components
  • Sample material: Human urine. Fresh, stored refrigerated for 14 days, or frozen
  • Kit size: 24 tests
  • NycoCard U-Albumin Control: 2 levels, positive and negative

Clinical use of NycoCard U-Albumin

  • First clinical sign of incipient diabetic nephropathy
  • Strong predictor of other diabetes-related complications
  • Strong predictor of cardiovascular disease in Type 1 diabetes
  • Risk factor in essential hypertension
  • Early marker of complications in diabetic pregnancy

See the U-Albumin Test Procedure for information on how to run a test.

NycoCard® U-Albumin

*Products may not be approved for sale in all countries. Please contact us for further details.

Axis-Shield at a Glance

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As a general marker of overall health status, few tests carry greater predictive weight than Homocysteine. The amount of Homocysteine in your blood is one of the best independent indicators of how healthy you are.


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