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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Within normal: Your results are within normal limits. Were these results from a 24-hour collection or random sample? The results are affected by state of hydration. ... Read More
Dr. Manohar Ahuja
41 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Why was urine tested: It all depends on why the test was done and in what context, adequate creatinine in urine means kidney function (GFR) is near normal & amount of sodiu ... Read More

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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Leighton
43 years experience Internal Medicine
No concern: Unlikely represents a problem but could repeat urine in a month to be sure.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
Need clarification: Is this based upon a spot urine-single sample or a 24 hour urine collection? Also lab values are best discussed with your child's physician.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Liver pathology: Possibilities include viral hepatitis, alcohol related liver inflammation, fatty liver infiltration. Toxicity from other substances or medications may ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No such thing: We don't publish a reference range as people would worry. The more muscle mass you have, the more creatinine you put out daily. The level in turn is a ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
40 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
A few possibilities: 390.1 mg per dl is not high if the 24 hr urine volume is 400-500 ml. In this case you may have dehydration on the day of the collection. Not necessar ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cain
36 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
This is normal: Creatinine is normally excreted in the urine. The concentration of creatinine by itself means nothing other than the kidneys are doing their job. ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Segal
29 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Creatinine in a samp: It is the quantity of urine in a small collection of urine. By dividing the amount of protein in this sampel by the amount of creatinine, we estimate ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shoemaker
40 years experience General Practice
Not reabsorbed: Creatinine is used to calculate glomerular filtration rates because the kidney does not reabsorb it: whatever gets filtered into the glomerulus ends u ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Strong kidneys!: It sounds like your kidneys are working normally. That's what they're supposed to do -- clear metabolic products like creatinine from the blood, dumpi ... Read More
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