A 32-year-old member asked:
elevated creatinine serum what is critical?
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Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
Diagnosis needed: Serum creatinine is affected by protein intake, gender, age, race, muscular build, and renal function. A rising creatinine is always of concern. "normal" on lab tests is generally less than 1.2 mg/dl.
Renal function can be estimated with a more complex formula or measured with a 24 h urine collection. See your internist for further evaluation.
4858 viewsAnswered Mar 26, 2019
Last updated Mar 26, 2019
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