A 57-year-old female asked:
Just picked up my labs what do these results mean.potassium 5.5, chloride 97, bun 25, creatinine 2.2, calcium 10.2 / gfr 24.45 thanks?
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Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Azotemia: Bun, creatinine and GFR are the indicator of kidney function. In your case creatinine is 2.2 high as compared to blood urea nitrogen is 25, border line. It is renal insufficiency. You have mild decline in kidney function. It may be due to hypertension. Please recheck in a week. Good luck.
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Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Lab explanation: You are describing stage 4 chronic kidney disease. This means your kidneys are having trouble with handling the metabolic toxins of your body. To put things in perspective normal creatinine is 1.2 and dialysis starts around 5. You are in the middle there. Need to control your blood pressure and if you have it, diabetes. Most importantly you need to work with a kidney doctor (nephrologist).
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Internal Medicine 40 years experience
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