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Monocytes 15%; bun/creatinine ratio 24; esterase (abnormal); microalbumin 77.9; vitamin d 24.8. What does this mean with remaining results all normal?

Monocytes 15%; bun/creatinine ratio 24; esterase (abnormal); microalbumin 77.9; vitamin d 24.8. What does this mean with remaining results all normal?

Nothing alone: Percentages of white cells are totally uninformative in the absence of absolute counts. Your bun/creatinine ratio may be nothing more than your having just eaten a steak dinner. A trace of Albumin in a non-diabetic's urine usually means nothing. I need the units for the vitamin d -- what did your physician say? Lab ranges are set so that almost everybody has a few flags. What did your doctor say? ...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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What does it mean if your creatinine levels are decreasing?

What does it mean if your creatinine levels are decreasing?

Short-term factors: Creatinine is affected by protein intake and hydration, both are factors that can be changed easily and affect the result. Have your test repeated. It is the baseline and trend that are important. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your creatinine level is too high 1.16 and your bun/creatinine ratio is very low at a 5?

What does it mean if your creatinine level is too high 1.16 and your bun/creatinine ratio is very low at a 5?

Why do you ask?: Labs mean nothing in the absence of a clinical history. You might be a vegan bodybuilder. When I was lifting weights every day, my creatinine ran 1.6-1.8. The fellow-pathologists with whom I've discussed it think that reports generated by labs are causing overdiagnosis of renal disease (it's subscience -- "there's an adjustment for race because black people are more muscular.") ...Read more

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My creatinine test shows 145 umol/l. What does this mean?

Elevated: Your cratinine is above the normal range indicates kidney disease. It is important for you to see a kidney specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my CREATININE LEVEL is always 118 or 119 uMOL/L? The normal range is 50-120. For the 8th time, my CREA is always 119.

Could just be you: Reference ranges are set for couch-potatoes and if you're a well-muscled man, you'll have creatinine high, often above the "normal". And ranges are set arbitrarily to have a few percent of healthies outside on either end. Keep managing your hypertension and don't worry so much about creatinine. ...Read more

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For 9 times, my CREATININE level is 119 uMOL/L. The normal range is 50-120. However, yesterday my CREATININE is 81.54. What does this mean?

Decreased muscle.: Low blood levels of creatinine are not common, but they are also not usually a cause for concern. They can be seen with conditions that result in decreased muscle mass. ...Read more

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Creatinine 3.0 what does it mean?

Creatinine 3.0 what does it mean?

Diagnosis needed: 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

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What does a creatinine of 1.24 mean?

Sounds good: The units are mg/dL, right? Especially if you're a young man with some muscle mass, this is normal. ...Read more

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What does an elevated creatinine mean?

?kidney disease: Acute elevation can be due to acute kidney injury, rhabdomyolysis( muscle breakdown), some drugs like trimethoprim may interfere with creatinine excretion and may elevate. Chronic elevation can be due to chronic kidney disease. ...Read more

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What does a creatinine level of 1.1 mean?

What does a creatinine level of 1.1 mean?

Unclear: Serum creatinine is "normal" below 1.2 mg/dl for most labs. What it means for an individual depends on the gender, age, and weight. 1.1 for a man of average build in his 20's is likely normal. For a woman in her 80's, it is abnormal. ...Read more

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