Great reference! I can tell it took a lot of time for you to do your research and compile this guide.
One thing I had a question about: You stated that the normal creatinine range is from 0.4-1.4. However, my vet's lab states that normal creatinine is from 0.4-1.8. Does the normal range differ among labs?
Hi. Yes, some vets actually create their own set of levels based on experience. This can be confusing, because if you go to different vets, they will sometimes have a different base level (a normal level) as a reference. It's more often the vets rather than the labs that have different 'normal' levels. I would suggest, in your case, take a mean average between my reference and your vets upper range, so you might consider 1.6 as upper end normal.
Hi again Charlene. The problem with a lot of websites that list blood results is they can be very jargon-filled and quite technical, making them very difficult for many owners to understand. I have tried as best I can to make this reference both comprehensive and easy to read. Time will tell if I've succeeded. Hopefully, anything that's missing or is too incomprehensible can be updated over time. Tony
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