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I am told my Glomerular filtration Rate is 57.6. Does this indicate Kidney disease? Creatinine is 1.0 BUN is 20 total Protein is 7.0 I am 55 w/f

I am told my Glomerular filtration Rate is 57.6. Does this indicate Kidney disease? Creatinine is 1.0 BUN is 20 total Protein is 7.0 I am 55 w/f

GFR: Your Estimated filtration rate is borderline. This is not a problem itself. The important concern is whether disease exists that might be progressive. Serum creatinine of 1.0 is "normal". So is serum creatinine 1.1. However, creatinine relates to muscle mass. If you are small muscled as a. 55 yo woman, then creatinine of 1.1 or 1.0 may indicate some minor impairment in its excretion. ...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


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Would serum creatinine or GFR indicate if one kidney is struggling while the other is functioning fine? If not, what testing could identify this?

Would serum creatinine or GFR indicate if one kidney is struggling while the other is functioning fine? If not, what testing could identify this?

Physiologic reserve: The body has tremendous redundance for many things, including renal function. So many disorders involving only one kidney's function might be missed with routine GFR or creatinine tests. But on the other hand, most disorders aside from selective vascular or infectious (ascending) disease tend not to just attach one kidney. Single kidney function might be tested by a variety of radiologic tests. ...Read more

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I have Creatinine level of 1.2, normal BUN, GFR of 56, I'm 31, prolacton level of 82. Any suggestions?

Um, those are: Not necessarily abnormal. Prolactin has more significance if it is sky high (it isn't). The others at most would probalby indicate a bit of dehydration. ...Read more

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What does creatinine level 1.08 and a gfr of 58 indicates? 35 year old woman...

What does creatinine level 1.08 and a gfr of 58 indicates? 35 year old woman...

Nephrologist: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, the results suggest kidney disease. You should consult a kidney doctor, nephrologist, for an evaluation and treatment. Do not delay seeing a kidney doctor to prevent further deterioration.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about my rising creatinine levels? In 3 years my values have went. 67, . 88 to now 1.1. My gfr is 62.

Yes: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, Your gfr is abnormally low and you should consult a doctor. ...Read more

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31 white female, 1.2 creatinine level, normal BUN, 82 Prolaction level, 56 GFR should I be concerned?

31 white female, 1.2 creatinine level, normal BUN, 82 Prolaction level, 56 GFR should I be concerned?

Prolactin and kidney: Hi. Those are two unrelated conditions. Serum prolactin (PRL) can accumulate in chronic kidney disease (CKD), but your CKD is way too mild to cause that. Ergo, you have hyperprolactinemia. Do you have amenorrhea and galactorrhea? If not, the PRL may be a red herring, and macroprolactinemia should be tested for. Why you fall into the category of Stage 4 CKD is unknown to us. So, eval. PRL and CKD ...Read more

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Should I be concerned with normal BUN, creatinine of 1.16, and GFR 53?

Should I be concerned with normal BUN, creatinine of 1.16, and GFR 53?

Depends on age: If you are overall healthy and young then the GFR is a touch low. If you are older and the GFR is holding steady it's nothing to worry about.
The creatinine is less significant, we usually focus on the GFR. Contact us for more details but it doesn't sound alarming. ...Read more

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Is GFR 78 bad for 19 y.O. Male, 185 cm, 82 kg? No issues besides that. Creatinine is 1.27.

What calculation: Was made to determine this. Most of the lab tests and calculations are not meaningful for anyone under the age of 21. If you do not have difficulty with urination and no other symptoms, it seems unlikely you'd have a problem. If you are not sure, or have sue symptoms that could be kidney failure - go see a nephrologist to be tested. ...Read more

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Creatinine was 1.0 and GFR was 61 in janurary and in july they are 1.12 and 51 should I be concerned. Donated a kidney june 2008?

Creatinine was 1.0 and GFR was 61 in janurary and in july they are 1.12 and 51 should I be concerned. Donated a kidney june 2008?

Possibly: Gfr is the fluid flow rate between the glomerular capillaries and the bowman's capsule. Gfr just below 60 indicates very mild decrease. Important to have levels rechecked, eat healthy and stay away from medicines and conditions such as massive protein break down taxing the kidney. ...Read more

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Creatinine serum 1.5 mg/dl gfr 47-nb bun test 27 how bad is this. Can there be ways to improve on these results. Thank you?

Big picture: Everybody's kidney function declines some with age. I'm good with your BUN especially if you eat a lot of protein. And if you're a mature athlete, this may even be fine; creatinine varies with a man's muscularity. When I was lifting weights daily in my early thirties, my creatinine run 1.5 to 1.6 -- perfectly healthy. ...Read more

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I have a creatinine level of 74 and GFR of 81. ...what does this mean?

Here are some. ..: Please indicate if the creatinine is from blood or urine and clarify the unit of the test such as mg/dl. .. so I may answer your question to the point. Best wishes... ...Read more

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What kind of condition does the asian person have if creatinine is. 60 normal but GFR is less at 59 for 28 years old?

You're fine: Many other pathologists and nephrologists agree with me that the "estimated GFR's" are misleading and subscientific. The fact that there's an adjustment for black people "because black people are more muscular" suggests a misuse of data. Many people are being told they're sick when they're not. Your creatinine is perfectly fine and I would stop worrying unless there's something else concerning. ...Read more

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My GFR creatinine in blood is 1.23 mg, im 33 years old indian, male, is this normal?

My GFR creatinine in blood is 1.23 mg, im 33 years old indian, male, is this normal?

CKD: Have your health care provider measure your cystatin c. You can then use a version of the ckd-epi equation (found on-line) that incorporates cystatin c to more accurately determine your gfr. Of course, if your urinalysis has protein, you technically already have kidney disease. ...Read more

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What is a creatinine clearance rate and GFR?

CrCl & GFR: GFR stands for Glomerular Filtration Rate which is a measure of the filtering function of your kidneys. Creatinine Clearance is one of the methods used to measure a person's GFR and it is often done by measuring the amount of creatinine in a 24 hr urine collection or can be estimated by using an equation called "Cockcroft-Gault" formula. ...Read more

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Are creatinine clearance and GFR the same thing?

Sort of: The true glomerular filtration rate is very hard to measure. The creatinine clearance is a practical way of measuring it, which requires a timed urine collection and a blood sample. It is much more accurate then the crude and subscientific estimate of the glomerular filtration rate / GFR from a spot creatinine. ...Read more

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My bun is 31 creatinine is1.6, GFR is35.4. Is this really bad?

My bun is 31 creatinine is1.6, GFR is35.4. Is this really bad?

High creatinine: You should be referred to a nephrologist to better answer your question. A nephrologist will take a history and do a physical exam. If you did not have a 24 hour urine collection for a creatinine clearance and protein, you need to have one done. You will also need to have blood work and a renal ultrasound done as well to arrive at a diagnosis of what is causing your creatinine to be elevated. ...Read more

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What comparison or correlation can be made between the creatinine clearance test and GFR?

Estimate: The true creatinine clearance test, which requires a timed urine, is much more accurate as a measure of glomerular filtration rate than is the crude and subscientific estimate obtained from just a spot serum creatinine. ...Read more

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What is the most common cause of the creatinine and bun to be in the normal range and the GFR to be a low 51?

Inconsistent: By definition, creatinine is not normal if the GFR is 51. GFR is calculated from serum creatinine value and if the GFR is below 90, that equates to higher creatinine than would be normal for that person. ...Read more