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My serum creatinine level is 1.18 for the range 0.6 - 1.5 is it normal?

My serum creatinine level is 1.18 for the range 0.6 - 1.5 is it normal?

Yes: Serum creatinine varies with muscularity. When i was lifting weights every day, mine ran 1.6-1.7. That's fine given my lifestyle. Stop worrying about individual lab tests especially if your physician isn't concerned. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Serum Creatinine (Definition)

Serum creatinine is also known as Creatinine. Creatinine is a breakdown product of muscle tissue. In the healthy situation it is cleared by the kidneys. Thus, a rise in creatinine is a sign of ...Read more


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I just had my SERUM CREATININE. The result is 119.15 uMOL/L. The reference is 50.0--120.0. Is this alarming? What's the cure to this?

I just had my SERUM CREATININE. The result is 119.15 uMOL/L. The reference is 50.0--120.0. Is this alarming? What's the cure to this?

Normal range: It is not alarming. It is just in the upper range of normal. It could be that you were just a bit dehydrated on the day you had your labs drawn.The best ways to protect the kidneys are to drink plenty of water, avoid excessive alcohol, salt and anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen. It is also very important that your blood pressure is well controlled and that you do not smoke. ...Read more

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If my serum creatinine increased but within normal range is it certain i will develope ckd?Im so worried to have ckd.

If my serum creatinine increased but within normal range is it certain i will develope ckd?Im so worried to have ckd.

Stop worrying: Jeff, someone has perhaps misled you. Everyone will at some time in his/her life will have creatinine increase -- it always happens at puberty, especially in males, and it happens to any young man who starts a fitness program. These are not thoughts that you should be having -- life's hard enough without this. Please talk frankly with a competent, caring physician. ...Read more

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A patient has 9 mg/dl range of serum creatinine. How it can be reduced?

A patient has 9 mg/dl range of serum creatinine. How it can be reduced?

High creatinine: It may not be able to be reduced. A patient not on dialysis with a creatinine level (cl) of 9 is quite sick. Patients with a cl so high not in the hospital should be. The cl may be reduced if is due to some renal drug toxicity or some obstruction. It is best to have this person seen by a physician as soon as possible as his potassium level may be life-threatening. ...Read more

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How can a patient with 1335 umol/l range of serum creatinine be helped?

High creatinine: It may not be able to be reduced. See a nephrologist (n) and have a 24 hour urine collection, with protein, to assess your kidney function. You will also need some blood work and a renal ultrasound. Once the n has the results of all of your tests, you can get diagnosis of your problem along with a prognosis of how it will affect you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Serum Creatinine 0.98 serum jaffe method.last month it was 1.2 but in different lab. Is jaffe standard method and what is normal range??

Labs vary: Even different instruments both running the Jaffe will often produce different results. For creatinine, this is famous. And you may have put on a bit more muscle in the interim. "Reference range" varies from lab to lab as well, and it's by no means the same as "healthy range" -- it's set so that several percent of healthies fall outside on either end. A creatinine of 1.2 is no concern for a guy. ...Read more

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What's the normal level of serum creatinine?

S. Creatinine: 0.6-1.3 mg./DL in adult males, and 0.5-1.1 in adult females. ...Read more

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I am a female. 38 years old. Is a serum creatinine of 1.2 bad?

I am a female. 38 years old. Is a serum creatinine of 1.2 bad?

Normal range: There is some variation of creatinine level from day to day depending your hydration and nutritional status. If you have larger muscle mass, this tends to be on the higher side. Certain medication such as those for blood pressure (i.E lisinopril/losartan etc..) can cause increase of this substance. If it were concerning by your doc who ordered the lab, you would have been advised. Good luck. ...Read more

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Serum (Definition)

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


Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Creatinine (Definition)

It is a byproduct of creatine phosphate which is present in muscles. Levels are increased ...Read more