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Yes: The urine microalbumin to creatinine ratio is a measure of protein in the urine. It is a marker of kidney disease and of vascular (blood vessel) disease. Less than 30 is considered normal. Above 300 in diabetics is considered diabetic nephropathy (diabetic kidney disease). In between is considered borderline. If the microalbumin in your urine is too little to be able to calculate a ratio, good! ...Read more
Protein Urine Random 35 Creatinine, Ur 143.0 Protein/Creat Ratio 0.2 mg. Commet Nephrotic ratio> 3.5 No standard values given. Kidneys ok??
Proteinuria: Protein/creatinine ratio of 0.2 is within the normal reference range. So, there is no significant increase in urine protein. I am concerned about hematuria and painful joints. Is hematuria repeatedly present? Is BP normal? Why swollen feet? What other testing has been done? Is ANA present? Have you had a recent infection? Is serum creatinine changing? Is urine albumin/creat ratio known? ...Read more
Protein, ur (mg/24 h) - (0-150 mg/24 hr) 324 h protein, total urine - (0-84 mg/gcr) 161 h creatinine clearance - (85.0 - 125.0) 140.6 h creatinine, ur (mg/h) - (41.7 - 83.3) 84.2 h. My kidneys okay?
May not be okay...:
Based on one set of test, a definitive conclusion can not be drawn. In fact, a good history, physical exam, serial tests in conjunction with other related tests are required to deduce a conclusion and give a reasonable advice. But, for sure, you need a close follow-up by a related professional such as pcp or nephrologist.
Best. ...Read more
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
Blood, urine: I assume when you say creatinine, you meant creatinine levels in the blood. Urine random creatinine measures creatinine concentration in that urine sample. It is expressed as mg/ml. Creatinine level in blood is exprssed as mg/dl. Normal urine creatinine excretion in men- is about 15-20mg/kg in 24 hrs depending on the body size, muscle mass. ...Read more
Why order a spot ur protein /creatinine ratio. The result was 1659. proteinuria Was already known.?
Hello dr can you send me ur email address so that I can send you my reports regarding serum creatinine and ultrasound of abdomen need some guidance?
Send thru HealthTap: You should be able to send these results through HealthTap. If you don't know how to do that, try getting some assistance from support at HealthTap. ...Read more
Can u have kidney failure bec of urination frequency while ur kidney ultrasound resulted to normal and creatinine result is low? Appreciate help.
Low rbc, high urea nitrogenBUN, high urine osmolality, high urine creatinine random, high UA sodium random, ab. Urine epithelial cell, k etones, ur. Mucus?
Dehydrated: 39 F from Indy of unknown ethnicity medical or drugs notes low rbc high bun and high urine Na creat. ANS: sounds like anemia and dehydration or renal disease. The latter is often due to eating too much salt and HTN and choosing the wrong grandparents. Your Dr knows you best so ask them. ...Read more
Maybe (not). . .: It depends. Don't you hate those answers? Creatinine is only a partial assessment of your kidney function. For complete interpretation, we also need your gender (female in your case, I presume), age, ethnicity & body weight. These values are then incorporated into the egfr which is a better measure of your kidney function. Most labs automatically calculate this so ask for result. Normal is 90-100+. ...Read more
It depends: If you're a well-muscled or just a husky / big man, this is normal. When I was lifting weights every day, mine ran 1.6-1.7. You're a person, not a bunch of numbers. You'll even find labs that will give an adjustment for people of african descent "because black people are more muscular." this is subscience. Stop worrying. ...Read more
Labs: Whereas the lab falls out of "normal range"--- it needs to be evaluated further with a recheck, urinalysis and possibly even a 24 hour urine creatinine clearance. Might be normal for a muscular or large built 18year old (or affected by a large steak dinner/ medications) ...Read more
Creatinine: Creatinine level depends on many things....Age, race, sex, muscle mass. For women, the usual creatinine is between 0.6 and 1mg/dl. For men, between 0.9 and 1.4mg/dl. As we age, the creatinine should lower slightly (less muscle mass). The number is important but so are the trends. Usually, I am not very concerned with a creatinine of 1 unless its someone very young or very small/frail. ...Read more
Elevated creatinine: Elevated creatinine is ussually a sign of kidney disease, patient with high muscle mass may have higher level of creatinine than those with low muscle mass, a crush injury can cause elevated creanine. Patient with severe with kidney disease (elevated creatinine) may need to be placed on dialysis. ...Read more
Whoa: You're asking about two different labs using a different value for the top of the reference range cited for creatinine. Please disabuse yourself, now, of the notion that these are "healthy ranges". Each lab looks at is own population ; statistics. When I was lifting weights daily, my creatinine stayed at 1.7; if a slim girl had a creatinine of 1.1 i'd wonder about kidney damage. ...Read more
Low kidney function: You have decreased renal (kidney) function. You should get seen by your primary doctor to find out the cause. Possible causes are: chronic high blood pressure, undiagnosed diabetes, chronic nsaid's (e.g. Ibuprofen use.), polycystic kidneys, lupus, bladder/kidney obstruction, artery blockage (stenosis) etc... ...Read more
Serum creatinine is affected by 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. ...Read more
May not need to: Lab testing isn't "one size fits all." a lab may list 1.2 as the "upper limit of the reference range", but a muscular patient can and should have a higher level. When I was lifting daily, my creatinine stayed at 1.6, and an elite bodybuilder's is likely to 2.0 or so. The level itself doesn't make you sick; it's just one piece of information to tell whether there's kidney disease. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Treat the cause: High creatinine level is not a problem in and of itself. High creat does not cause a problem or symptoms. Rather, it is a sign that the kidney is slow eliminating waste (including creatinine waste). This slow function is due to a reason whether it is kidney tissue aging or disease or other reasons like blockage of kidney flow. If u decrease creat without improving kidneys, u still have a problem. ...Read more
Care for kidneys: Today's "normal" creatinine / egfr levels for men often fail to take a well-muscled man's normals into account; if you're 1.6 or below (or even a bit higher if you're really strong), I wouldn't worry. If you're higher, limit salt intake, protein intake if your physician thinks helpful, control your atherosclerosis risk, stay fit to stave off any tendency to diabetes. Good luck. ...Read more
It depends: When I was lifting weights daily, my creatinine hovered around 1.7 mg/dl; elite bodybuilders may be as high as 2.0. Today's fads / liability concerns turn all well-muscled men into instant nephrology patients. Otherwise, a high creatinine in a relatively young person who seems healthy is often worth investigating in search of subtle kidney disease. Best wishes. ...Read more