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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?

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...
Generally. Speaking, ratio numbers are fairly meaningless. Re check the underlying values first. Read more...

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...

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?

Maybe. This is just a little bit more albumin in the urine than most other healthy people, most of whom have 30 or less. I wouldn't spend time or energy worrying about it. Often we never find the reason that otherwise-healthy folks have a bit of protein in the urine; I wouldn't be surprised if you had orthostatic proteinuria which easy enough to check for. Best wishes. Read more...
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...

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?

See a nephrologist. In type 1 diabetes, there is evidence that patients who have had diabetes for more than 15 years and screen positive for microalbuminuria, have a 30% risk of progression to overt albuminuria over a period of 10 year follow-up. If the screening is positive for microalbuminuria in a type 1 diabetic, then an ace inhibitor should be used even if he is normotensive. Read more...
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...