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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh answered
11 years experience Internal Medicine
YES: Creatinine is non toxic substance produced by the muscles. High level of creatinine are suggestive of kidney failure.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Very serious: This is very serious. This patient is in acute renal failure and needs intensive care immediately.
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Above: 1.2 mg/dL in general, but it also depends on age, sex, and possible variations between labs
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
It depends/can vary.: The standard reference ranges for serum creatinine are 0.5 to 1.0 mg/dl (about 45-90 μmol/l) for women and 0.7 to 1.2 mg/dl (60-110 μmol/l) for men. ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Upper limit : Creatinine of 1.2 is the upper limit of normal. More important is for you see your estimated glomerular filtration rate. Creatinine levels depend pri ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
No: The value you stated is normal for an adult. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/creatinine/basics/results/PRC-20 ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Azotemia: High blood urea nitrogen and creatinine together. Please keep in mind that today's "normal creatinine / normal estimated gfr" make all well-muscled me ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Kidney function: Creatinine is just one measure of kidney function. "Normal" depends upon your lab so it's best to ask doc for results from lab that include reference ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
29 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Depends: Normal serum creatinine ranges from 0.7- 1.5 mg /dl in many labs, however one should review the normal range in their lab report. Creatinine is a bypr ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
yes: High creatinine is a sign of kidney disease and kidney disease is a cause of high blood pressure at any age.

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