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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?

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

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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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?

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 micoalbumin is 555 but my Bun/Creatinine ratio is normal and my Serum Albumin is normal. I am diabetic. What does 555 mean? Is it kidney failure?

My micoalbumin is 555 but my Bun/Creatinine ratio is normal and my Serum Albumin is normal. I am diabetic. What does 555 mean? Is it kidney failure?

Diabetic nephropathy: B"sd kidney failure is marked by elevation of creatinine. Microalbumin is a sensitive test for early kidney changes seen in diabetes and hypertension. Unless very high, standard albumin will be normal. Fatty liver is of concern but not directly related. To prevent progression of kidney disease 1. control of diabetes 2. blood pressure control 3. ACE or ARB agent. Glad to discuss ...Read more

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Husb micoalbumin is 596. BUN/Creatinine level is normal. Serum Albumin norm. He's diabetic & has fatty liver. Is he in kidney failure? Why micro high?

Diabetic nephropathy: B"sd kidney failure is marked by elevation of creatinine. Microalbumin is a sensitive test for early kidney changes seen in diabetes and hypertension. Unless very high, standard albumin will be normal. Fatty liver is of concern but not directly related. To prevent progression of kidney disease 1. control of diabetes 2. blood pressure control 3. ACE or ARB agent. Glad to discuss ...Read more

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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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My albumin/creatinine level is low 3.5 what I wanted to do to increase the level?

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My albumin/creatinine level is low 3.5 what I wanted to do to increase the level?

You don't!: A low albumin/creatinine ratio is a good thing! As the level rises, that means the amount of Albumin you are spilling into your urine is abnormal, and could need treatment. This is called "microalbuminuria". ...Read more

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Test result About This Test. ALBUMIN-URINE 1.5 mg/dL, REATININE-URINE 76 mg/dL ALBUMIN/CREATININE INDEX 19.7 mg/gm <30.0 mg/gm what doe it mean?

Test result About This Test. ALBUMIN-URINE 1.5 mg/dL, REATININE-URINE 76 mg/dL ALBUMIN/CREATININE INDEX 19.7 mg/gm <30.0 mg/gm what doe it mean?

Not abnormal: You are not losing too much protein in urine and this function of your kidney is normal.
You may consult this site for more info:
http://www. Niddk. Nih. Gov/health-information/health-communication-programs/nkdep/a-z/quick-reference-uacr-gfr/Documents/quick-reference-uacr-gfr-508.pdf ...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?

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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Total protein 8.3, serum albumin 4.2, serum globulin 3.8, albumin globulin ratio 1.2. Is this abnormal?

Abnormal labs: It would be helpful that for the labs mentioned above. If you. Can find the normal range or reference range and list it than our answer can be more educated and helpful. The reference range does vary from one lab to another. ...Read more

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My serum albumin is 5.3 is that to high? Always was normal. Is there any way to bring it down?

No need to: If you were dehydrated your albumin may seem high, even though yours is at the upper end of normal. If the tourniquet is left on for too long, it may cause a spurious high reading. There are no disease associated with high albumin.
See this site for more info.

http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003480.htm ...Read more

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My 10 months old son has a serum albumin of 4.7 g/dl, should I get concerned??

Junior's fine: If he seems well, be thankful for good health. Even if that were out-of-range, these reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthies fall outside. ...Read more

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What could be the significance of low serum albumin in respiratory failure patient?

What could be the significance of low serum albumin in respiratory failure patient?

Protien malnutrition: Albumen is an acute phase reactant and it is difficult to interpret well in the critically ill. That being said, very low albumen can indicate protein malnutrition, making it more difficult to heal wounds, makes drug delivery less reliable (some drugs bind to albumen for transport), make pulmonary edema harder to treat... The list is long. For that reason, we generally feed patients earlier now. ...Read more

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Is serum albumin an independent predictor of survival in patients with breast cancer?

Is serum albumin an independent predictor of survival in patients with breast cancer?

Interesting question: I do not know of any data that point to Albumin as an independent prognostic factor in early breast cancer. Patients with advanced cancer often develop malnutrition and cachexia which will lower the Albumin levels. Those patients will do poorly so indirectly it may give you a rough idea of prognosis in those advanced cases. ...Read more

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What does high serum albumin signify? Thank you.

What does high serum albumin signify? Thank you.

Maybe dehydration: In a young woman such as yourself a high Albumin may mean that you are a little bit dehydrated or it can be a general inflammatory response for all the serum enzymes are elevated make sure you are adequately hydrated and have normal kidney function and then it may normalize. ...Read more

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What is serum albumin?

Protein: It is a measurement of the amount of albumin in the blood. Albumin is the most abundant plasma protein and functions to prevent fluid from leaking out of vessels (maintain osmotic balance) and to carry certain small molecules and medications. Levels can give doctors clues regarding the patients nutritional state as well as help support certain diagnoses. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Labs show serum albumin 3.9 (ref. Range 3.5-5.5)and globulin at 1.9 range (1.5-4.5) but says total serum protein low at 5.8 range (6.0-8.5) what gives?

Probably nothing.: Total protein consists of the sum of the globulin proteins and albumin. Since the individual values for globulin and Albumin are normal, it is questionable that there is anything wrong. This may just be normal for you. ...Read more

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All organs tested negative, no cancer serum albumin good. Still have pitting Edema, had it for 3yrs now. Not normal swelling, worse. Ideas plz, HELP?

All organs tested negative, no cancer serum albumin good. Still have pitting Edema, had it for 3yrs now. Not normal swelling, worse. Ideas plz, HELP?

Need more info: You might consider sending a private message so that we could give you a better answer. To some degree, it really depends on what kind of cancer, how long ago it was treated, how it was treated, and what you other medical problems are. Edema can be due to heart problems, kidney problems, or blood clots. Sometimes edema can be treated with salt/fluid restriction, or changing medications. ...Read more

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M57, cbc, serum albumin, serum protein all normal does this mean I am clear of multiple myeloma?

M57, cbc, serum albumin, serum protein all normal does this mean I am clear of multiple myeloma?

Not necessarily: There are more important tests to check, like quantitative immunoglobulins and m proteins in urine and blood, normal free light chain ratio, and. ...Read more

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Hi I currently suffering from severe anxiety waiting on an appointment with a therapist. My bloods are serum albumin 53 serum urea 2.4 is thus ok?

Hi I currently suffering from severe anxiety waiting on an appointment with a therapist. My bloods are serum albumin 53 serum urea 2.4 is thus ok?

Normal values: Albumin: The normal range is Albumin 35 – 50 g/L 3.5 – 5.0 g/dL

BUN: Blood Urea Nitrogen normal range
2.5 – 8.0 mmol/L 7– 22 mg/dL

I am not sure what either of these labs has to do with anxiety issues. If you are anxious about the lab values, they are essentially normal. ...Read more

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Acase of cirrhotic liver with focal lesion 6*5 CM serum albumin 2, 3 portal vein normal what is the ideal treatment for focal lesion?

Acase of cirrhotic liver with focal lesion 6*5 CM serum albumin 2, 3 portal vein normal what is the ideal treatment for focal lesion?

Depends: It really depends on what the lesion is. If your doctors want to treat it they very likely will need a biopsy of it. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I just had some lab work done. What would cause a low serum albumin level, high alpha 1 and 2 and high c-reactive protein and low vit d?

Likely inflammation: Generally, decreased Albumin and increased globulins are seen in inflammatory conditions, acute or chronic. The fever ; high CRP also support this. Of note, other conditions may cause this including cancer, but still, the most likely explanation is infection/inflammation. A low vitamin d level may be caused by inadequate intake, no sun exposure, absorbtion problem, kidney disease, obesity. ...Read more

Serum (Definition)

Serum is the component of blood that does not contain cells or clotting factors. It does contain electrolytes an ...Read more


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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