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Posted by HFHS M.D.-MS on March 07, 1998 at 11:54:19:
In Reply to: Kidneys,creatinine levels posted by Ray Russell on March 03, 1998 at 16:07:57:
: Dear Sirs,
My father recently received some lab results which indicated a creatinine level of 5.0. I understand this is high ( the results show thw reference range to be 0.5 -- 1.4).
My question is how severe is this level? Is it in the category of acute,chronic,or end stage renal failure?
Perhaps I can ask differantly,....How high above 1.4 can this level go before end stage renal failure?
I hope you get my drift :) .
Any & all information would be deeply appreciated!!!!!
Thanks for your nephrology question.
Measuring serum creatinine gives a rough estimate to kidney function. Creatinine is a breakdown product of muscle. The more muscle mass an individual has in renal failure, the higher the creatinine will run. Creatinines in end stage renal failure usually run 10 or less for the less muscular.
The creatinine can also be
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