I'm a male 46 and finally decided to have a physical, I'm in generally good health, nonsmoker, not over weight. Five years ago I donated a Kidney to my son. Last week my lab work came back with a creatinine level of 1.4, GFR-Black 70, GFR-Other 58, and my BUN 16.
After the transplant I remember coming out of the Hospital with a creatinie level I think of 1.7 , I have not had any follow up to speak of. Prior to donating my level was 1.
Now my doctor has orderd lots of tests and I'm wondering if these are unnecessary? What is normal range of creatinine for a kidney donor or someone with one kidney? My doctors is looking at a chart that says .7 - 1.2 ?
The normal range for a creatinine would vary depending on the patient. If it is rising from your baseline, than it is cause for concern.
Further testing, including a 24-hr urine study as well as imaging the kidney should be considered. Looking at the urine sediment under the microscope should be considered as well.
The most definitive test would be a kidney biopsy, and should be considered if the initial tests remain inconclusive.
Followup with your personal physician is essential.
This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.
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