Creatinine >=20 help

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marys2012
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   Posted 7/19/2017 6:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I got a urinalysis done by my doc recently. He did not call me about any bad results, but I am curious about my creatinine. The ref range is >=20. What does that mean? My creatinine level in urine was 71.
Could that be an error? Because I feel fine and isn't this number high?
Thanks.

kellyinCali
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   Posted 7/19/2017 10:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Normal range is: 57 to 100. 71 is not high.

Unfortunately, I am looking at my recent result and my creatinine is HIGH at 1.07 I don't know what any of this mean yet but I have health anxiety. sad

Bay Area Guy
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   Posted 7/20/2017 6:21 AM (GMT -7)   
The reference level for creatinine in a male is below 1.2. For a female, it's below 1.

marys2012
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   Posted 7/20/2017 8:05 AM (GMT -7)   
That is incorrect as to the reference level listed for me. The above reply may be talking about creatinine in the blood. But my ref is >=20.

Bay Area Guy
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   Posted 7/20/2017 6:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Yep. Reading comprehension is apparently not my strong suit. The reference numbers I quote were for blood test results and your number is from a urinalysis. Apples and oranges. My apologies.

Your test number is above the level normally associated with women. You should call the doc and ask about that number. There are a bunch of different things it could mean, most of them very benign conditions. But check for peace of mind.

kellyinCali
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   Posted 7/20/2017 7:27 PM (GMT -7)   
My apologies to the original poster. Apples and Oranges. (Blood and Urine)

Post Edited (kellyinCali) : 7/20/2017 8:37:55 PM (GMT-6)


Diamond20_UK
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   Posted 7/21/2017 2:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Mary I hope this info helps smile

So What is Creatinine?
• Creatinine is a waste product of the major energy metabolite creatine.
• Normal creatinine serum blood levels are:
– 0.6 to 1.2 mg/dl in males (53 to 106 umol/L)
– 0.5 to 1.1 mg/dl in females (44 to 97 umol/L)
• Creatinine is usually found in higher quantities (within the blood) in young adults, and lesser quantities in the elderly.
• Those with one kidney will have higher than “normal” levels of creatinine circulating in their blood (roughly 1.8 mg/dl or 160 umol/L).
• Creatinine can be tested for via a blood sample or via a urine sample. On its own a blood sample is more accurate than a urine sample, though combining them together to form what is called a creatinine clearance test (both blood and urine) is the most accurate test.
• High creatinine levels occur due to any number of diseases that cause the kidneys to shut down, including dehydration, shock, congestive heart failure, and bladder outlet obstruction.
• There are no definitive symptoms that are caused by high creatinine levels, though the following could be possibly linked: fatigued, shortness of breath, feeling dehydrated, and confusion.
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