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A 37-year-old member asked:

What's the normal level of serum creatinine?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Any < 1.5 mg/dL. : 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. These can vary. For example, a bodybuilder can have a creatinine level of 2.0 and be healthy, while an elderly female can have a value of 1.2 and have severe renal disease.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
S. Creatinine: 0.6-1.3 mg./DL in adult males, and 0.5-1.1 in adult females.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

What is a regular serum creatinine level?

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Dr. Clifford Ferguson
Specializes in Internal Medicine
0.6 to 1.4 mg/dL: Creatinine is a product of muscle metabolism. Because women generally have less muscle mass than men, their values are lower. Because of increased volume during pregnancy, lower limits of normal may be 0.4 -0.5 mg/dl. As an individual ages, the muscle mass may decline therefore the serum creatinine values may not adequately reflect the underlying renal function.
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What does a serum creatinine level of 2.2 mean?

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Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
Kidney dysfunction: A serum creatinine elevation like yours is a sign of kidney dysfunction or insufficiency. This needs to be evaluated and treated to avoid kidney failure.
A 36-year-old member asked:

At what serum creatinine level would you need dialysis?

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
See below: The serum creatinine level which requires dialysis is based on calculation of the gfr, as persons with different weight, sex and race may have have different GFR even with same serum creatinine.Generally speaking when GFR is below 10-15 and patients are symptomatic they need dialysis.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How is the serum creatinine in blood brought to normal?

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Dr. Bhupesh Panwar
Nephrology and Dialysis 16 years experience
Depends.: It would depend on what was the cause of its elevation.

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