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What is the meaning of the following blood test results creatinine from 1.67 down to 0.83. Ast(sgot) 50, bun creat ratio 22.00, est GFR less than 60?

What is the meaning of the following blood test results   creatinine from 1.67 down to 0.83. Ast(sgot) 50, bun creat ratio 22.00, est GFR less than 60?

Kidney and Liver T: Egfr (normal >60), creatinine, bun/cr ratio are all lab values to suggest how the kidney function is, ast is an enzyme secreted by the liver, if its elevated there is something wrong with the liver (it varies from mild to severe). Check with your doctor or mentor about the normal values and the abnormal ones. ...Read more

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My son is 18 had blood test done his est 85 he drinks 3 times a month an takes advil (ibuprofen) for sholder pain should he be worried about the test?

My son is 18 had blood test done his est 85 he drinks 3 times a month an takes advil (ibuprofen) for sholder pain should he be worried about the test?

Clarify question : do you mean ESR lab test or AST lab test? Alcohol use at his age should be discouraged. Please clarify your question, or have a live consult via HealthTap. Also, how often does he take Advil (ibuprofen) and why is he having frequent shoulder pain? ...Read more

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I had a blood test done it indicated high bun and creatine levels what causes this and what should I do my creatine readings were bun 14 creatine 1.5 and est creatine 46 what should I do I also have high blood pressure and im on noravas 10 mg lisinopril

I had a blood test done it indicated high bun and creatine levels what causes this and what should  I do my creatine readings were bun 14 creatine 1.5 and est creatine 46 what should I do I also have high blood pressure and im on noravas 10  mg lisinopril

High creatinine: You need to see a nephrologist (n) and have a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance and protein done. This will give you an acutal measure of your kidney function. If you have proteinuria (p), you will need to be started on either an ace-i or an arb to reduce your BP and p. You should also have a renal ultrasound done. You may need another agent to control your bp. See a n for more answers. ...Read more

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Please explain what a high level of GFR is in a blood test. ?

Please explain what a high level of GFR is in a blood test.  ?

Ignore it: The "gfr" given on lab sheets these days is a subscientific estimate of the rate at which water passes from blood into the the filtrate that will become urine. For a healthy person, the "gfr estimate" is not helpful. It ignores variability in body musculature, how much protein you have eaten recently, and other factors. ...Read more

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Should i be worried that i consistently test in low 80s on GFR blood test? Is there anything I should do?

Should i be worried that i consistently test in low 80s on GFR blood test?  Is there anything I should do?

See a Nephrologist: It is important to check if there is any significant proteinuria and/or hematuria; also to note any risk factors for chronic kidney disease like hypertension, diabetes, chronic nsaids use or others. Probably best to see a nephrologist. ...Read more

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Can GFR be low if i has not had a drink of for about 14 hrs before the blood test? Result=85.1ml/min/1.73 m2 thx

Can GFR be low if i has not had a drink of for about 14 hrs before the blood test?  Result=85.1ml/min/1.73 m2  thx

GFR and dehydration: You can have a low GFR due to dehydration and the figure of 85 ml/min is an estimated gfr. You did not mention your bun, sodium, chloride or creatinine and that would have been helpful in determining if you were really dehydrated. Ask your doctor to order a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance and protein and that will tell you exactly what your GFR is, actually not estimated. ...Read more

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I had a blood test done & results: AKI warning grade 1. Creatinine 107 umol/L. Estimated GFR 55 'consistent with CKD stage 3A. What does this mean?

Kidney dysfunction: The kidney filters blood in order to draw out waste/urine. Your GFR (glomerular filtration rate) is a bit low, but not urgently low. Whether this is an acute (aki) or chronic (ckd) problem depends more upon you medical history and the original indication for obtaining this test. The physician who ordered it is better equipped to make an interpretation beyond this level. ...Read more

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How will i know what does afn amer glomerular filtration rate in a blood test stand for?

Afn amer GFR: "afn amer glomerular filtration rate", stands for african american gfr. African-americans have more muscle mass than whites. Due to this, they have a different estimated GFR than whites with the same level of creatinine and the same age, sex and weight. See your nephrologist for more details. ...Read more

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My blood test paperwork says GFR is 85.1ml/min/1.73 m2. Is this normal? The lab paperwork says chronic kidney disease?

My blood test paperwork says GFR is 85.1ml/min/1.73 m2.  Is this normal?  The lab paperwork says chronic kidney disease?

Maybe: For the past decade there has been a fad to estimate GFR subscientifically from a spot blood creatinine, making every well-muscled man a "chronic kidney disease" case. The pathologists and nephrologists who have no use for cookbook medicine are unhappy about this. Talk with your physician about what's really happening. ...Read more

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Blood test show creatinine @ 1.13/GFR 58L; was on norvasc/spironolactone/metoprolol 1yr w/no BP improve;cut spiro and meto;now take Norvasc (amlodipine) 5mg 2x day; BP117/74. Change of meds cause creat to rise?

Blood test show creatinine @ 1.13/GFR 58L; was on norvasc/spironolactone/metoprolol 1yr w/no BP improve;cut spiro and meto;now take Norvasc (amlodipine) 5mg 2x day; BP117/74. Change of meds cause creat to rise?

Creatine: You did not say what it was previously and creatinine is subject to modest changes. This value is still within a normal range so not too much to worry about. If you are concerned have it checked again in 2 weeks to a month on new meds. ...Read more

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Blood test: low alk phos & vit d, c-react protein 7.35, na 146, creat up from 60 - 80 & crcl down frm 101 to 76 in 2 mo, anion gap high, GFR 60 why?

Blood test: low alk phos & vit d,  c-react protein 7.35, na 146, creat up from 60 - 80 & crcl  down frm 101 to 76 in 2 mo, anion gap high, GFR 60 why?

More than one issue: The lab values you provided suggest more than one issue, one being kidney disease and the other being inflammation and may be more. Lab tests need to interpreted in the clinical context and you should discuss these results with your doctor at your earliest to prevent further damage. ...Read more

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Blood test RBC 4.07, Hemoglobin 129 Hematocrit 0.385 Monocytes 1.1 GFR 57 Alkaline Phosphatase 39 Also Urine Albumin/Creatinine 6.7?

Blood test RBC 4.07, Hemoglobin 129 Hematocrit 0.385 Monocytes 1.1 GFR 57 Alkaline Phosphatase 39  Also Urine Albumin/Creatinine 6.7?

Need more info: Trying to give you a "heads up" on the implications of these values is like knowing the full story of a book by just reading the table of contents. The best person to give you insight about what these lab values mean is the physician who ordered them and knows a lot about your general health and background. ...Read more

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Blood test came back out of range-Glucose Random 4.4 Creatinine 56 Estimated GFR 103 Gamma GT <10 ALT 18 AST 15 I am 42 smoker dizzy tired what's wrong?

Blood test came back out of range-Glucose Random 4.4 Creatinine 56 Estimated GFR 103 Gamma GT <10 ALT 18 AST 15 I am 42 smoker dizzy tired what's wrong?

Fatigue/dizzy: The numbers above appear normal, you cite the creatinine as 56 or is that 0.56 because the estimated GFR is ok. Causes for fatigue/dizziness: smoking,diet, perimenopause, no exercise, thyroid, anemia, low B12, B6, low magnesium. For dizziness also consider sinusitis, allergies, otitis, low blood pressure when initially standing up,vertigo,less likely carotids, vascular ,tumors,autoimmune ...Read more

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Amyloidosis, all my symptoms , heart, liver high ggt, brain, neurological, gasrto and urinary, lungs. GFR not released, what is the genetic blood test?

Amyloidosis, all my symptoms , heart, liver high ggt, brain, neurological, gasrto and urinary, lungs. GFR not released, what is the genetic blood test?

Self-diagnosis?: Amyloidosis can mimic anything. It's not especially treatable so there's no hurry diagnosing it. Ask about a serum protein electrophoresis and urine test for Bence-Jones for amyloid AL. Amyoid AF is a neuropathy / pain syndrome and I wouldn't waste the money. Amyloid AA labwork isn't specific; it's rare in the absence of leprosy etc. I'd have a fat biopsy -- maybe you actually do have it. ...Read more

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Recently started perindopril for hbp. Blood test. Hameotology normal. B12/feratin normal creatin/gfr normal. Potassium 3.4 (ref 3.5-5.5). Problem?

Recently started perindopril for hbp.  Blood test. Hameotology normal. B12/feratin normal  creatin/gfr normal. Potassium 3.4 (ref 3.5-5.5).  Problem?

Labs are all normal: Hi Lorraine, Perinopril is a commonly used, long acting med called an ACE inhibitor. (angiotensin-converting-enzyme ) These medications can cause issues with *elevated* potassium or even kidney disfunction. which is why your physician likely order these labs. Slightly low potassium is no reason for concern. Please add a few servings of K rich foods (spinach, potatoes, apricots) to your diet ...Read more

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What does african american glomerular filtration rate in a blood test stand for?

What does african american glomerular filtration rate in a blood test stand for?

Their GFR.: Glomerular filtration rate is a test that tells how well the kidneys are doing their job. That is, how well/how fast they clear out fluid from the blood stream, which has impurities in it. African americans tend to have a different rate than the rest of the population, hence the designation in a blood test, since it is a more clear indication of how well their kidneys are doing. ...Read more

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What are the signs of lupus if the blood test didn't show anything?

What are the signs of lupus if the blood test didn't show anything?

See details: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0041704/ The above link should give you the info. However, if the ANA is negative, the chances of you having lupus is small. ...Read more

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I am always feel v tired i don't know why i had blood test sll is fine?

I am always feel v tired i don't know why i had blood test sll is fine?

Fatigue: Blood work ordered for fatigue look for anemia, infections, inflammatory arthritis, endocrine disorders(like diabetes and hypothyroidism) and liver or kidney dysfunction. Causes for fatigue not always screened by blood work include depression, sleep disorders (like sleep apnea), heart disease , pulmonary disorders and chronic fatigue. A good history will help you and your doctor. ...Read more

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Every time I get a blood test they can't find a vein. What causes this?

Every time I get a blood test they can't find a vein. What causes this?

Dehydration: Dear Myra, If you are dehydrated it may be difficult for someone to find a vein. Some people also have very small veins as their anatomy. Please drink plenty of water prior to having a blood draw. ...Read more