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what is considered a high creatinine level

A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Above: 1.2 mg/dL in general, but it also depends on age, sex, and possible variations between labs

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 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 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
28 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. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh answered
10 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 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 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Chronic kidney dis.: The most common reason is chronic renal disease. If your serum creatinine is high, you likely have the answer.
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