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My micro albumin/ Creatinine urine ratio is high at 40.4. But my micro albumin is 12.0 and my creatinine is 29.7, both low. So is it really "high"?

My micro albumin/ Creatinine urine ratio is high at 40.4.  But my micro albumin is 12.0 and my creatinine is 29.7, both low.  So is it really "high"?

Ratio's: A ratio depends on if one number is higher or lower than the norm so if one is off then, being high or low, will make the ratio be off. Not sure what the norm ratios for the lab u are using are, but usually a Urine MA above 3 is high. ...Read more

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Dr. Raj Singh
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Albumin (Definition)

Albumins are proteins which dissolve in water and are not covered with chains of sugars. The most common is serum albumin. These molecules transport other molecules which don't dissolve in water very well. But its main function is to regulate the amount of water in the blood. Another type of Albumin is the ...Read more


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My renal function test is v.Good .Except albumin/creatinine ratio .Which is slightley high..How can I bring this down?

See your doctor: A medication is available to help with protein loss in the kidney. You need to see your doctor for a prescription. ...Read more

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Of 3 tests on different days albumin/creatinine ratio was 37.77, 34.09, & 36.87. I am healthy and exercise often. Is this kidney damage?

Of 3 tests on different days albumin/creatinine ratio was 37.77, 34.09, & 36.87.  I am healthy and exercise often. Is this kidney damage?

Borderline: Ratios are sometimes not the best measure. You may wish to get 24 urine protein level done to establish if you have proteinuria. See this site for more info. http://nkdep.nih.gov/resources/quick-reference-uacr-gfr-508.pdf ...Read more

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My albumin/creatinine ratio, ur standard range is 30 mine was 113.8 11/29/13 now as of 4/10/14 its 78.4 i don't have hbp or diabets what could the be.Is it a good sign my numbers went down?

Yes, improvement: See: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/microalbuminuria which has been promoted as an pre-obvious dm ; kidney failure warning. Dm is defined as a hba1c of 6.5% yet optimal healthy is 5.0% ; type 2 dm develops over several decades, not sudden onset. Recommend get NMR lipoprotein ir score which predicts dm by up to 20 years in advance ; optimizing lipoproteins to abnormally healthy highly desirable. ...Read more

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What does"unable to calculate albumin/creatinine ratio as the concentration of microalbin is less than the lower limit of the analytical range" mean?

UA test result: The long-worded result you describe indicates that there is no "microalbumin" in the urine tested. That is good news. The presence of protein in the urine is an ominous finding. ...Read more

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Random sample: urine protein 31mg/l urine albumin 5.00mg/l urine creatinine 3.894mmol/l urine albumin creatinine:ratio 1.3mg/mmol is this normal?

Is this a test?: Slight variation in the reports from different laboratories does exist. So, please refer to the attached normal range for interpretation. I'm sure there is such information for you to reconcile. If any doubt, talk and confirm with the attending doctor. Best ... ...Read more

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Chances for a 60 yr m with single diabetic kidney ( albumin creatinine ratio 139) with tight glucose and BP control ending in renal failure?Roughly?

Chances for a 60 yr m  with single diabetic kidney ( albumin creatinine ratio 139) with tight glucose and BP control ending in renal failure?Roughly?

Chances: Your elevated albumin/creatinine ratio indicates that you have proteinuria. You should ask you physician to send you to a nephrologist for a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance and proteinuria (p). Patients who have higher levels of p, have a higher incidence of renal, cardiac and neurological complications than those with lower p. Drugs that lower BP and p are ace-i's and arb's. Ask your md. ...Read more

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My creatinine ranges between 1.09 & 1.26, Albumin is 3.4 and A/G ratio is 0.80. I have Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis, Should I be concerned?

My creatinine ranges between 1.09 & 1.26, Albumin is 3.4 and A/G ratio is 0.80. I have Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis, Should I be concerned?

Not really but...: There are a number of unanswered questions. Did you have a renal biopsy to come up with the diagnosis of FSGS, or was it diagnosed empirically? I also see that you are on immunosuppressive therapy - what meds besides Cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil)? You're 50, and you have had a cardiac catheterization, which leads me to suspect that you may have a diagnosis of atherosclerotic disease. More details need to be provided. ...Read more

Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Creatinine (Definition)

Creatinine is a byproduct of creatine phosphate, which is present in muscles. Creatinine levels increase if the ...Read more