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My albumin/creatinine level is low 3.5 what i wanted to do to increase the level

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Not a problem: I am going to assume you were told that this value is low, and that the units are micrograms of creatinine compared with milligrams of Albumin in a spot urine. This pathologist believes that setting a lower limit on this ratio is silly, as it's a concern only if high. Treat the person, not the numbers. I would not be at all concerned.
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Hoanswered
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
You don't!: A low albumin/creatinine ratio is a good thing! as the level rises, that means the amount of Albumin you are spilling into your urine is abnormal, and could need treatment. This is called "microalbuminuria".
Last updated Aug 15, 2020


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