I do not know. Urine collections for 24 hours are very unreliable and we have generally stopped performing them because of inconsistency in collecting the urine and performing the testing. 12 more words
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What does 42.6 mean in a urine test: creatinine 1.5, urine creatinine 230.2, microalbumin 98.2, microalb/creat ratio 42.6. These were results on my blood work. What does it mean?
You appear to have an increased amount of albumin in your urine and your creatinine blood test may be abnormal. I cannot make any other observations or diagnosis. 14 more words
I had a blood panel a few months ago and I got these results: for GFR African American - >60 and GFR non African American- 60. What does this mean? I am Caucasian, 275lbs. I've tried to talk to my doctor. I've tried to ask for a for a UA and they don't know what test I'm needing. I think its a Urine Albumin? Can you give me some clue.
My kidney function has been at 30% for the past 2 years. I am 56, female & diabetic with a A1C of 7.1 They have always said my CKD is due to diabetes. My question is should I ask for a scan or kidney biopsy to make sure?
The diagnosis of diabetic kidney disease does not require a kidney biopsy under most circumstances. If you have diabetes and if you have protein in your urine and if the rest of your physical and laboratory findings are consistent, most nephrologists and primary care physicians can make a diagnosis of diabetic kidney disease (diabetic nephropathy) based on clinical criteria without a kidney biopsy. 17 more words
I am a 50 year old white male with Diabetes, HTN, Hypothyroidism, Hyperlipidemia, and anemia. My anemia started 1 year ago, as well as microhematuria in my urine. I just found out my 24 hr urine test came back abnormal with creatinine 1.65, bun 39, eGFR48, Bun/ creatinine ratio 25, Protein/creatinine ratio 653, Protein total 1600. My Doctor thinks it is wrong, so I had another 24 hour urine and the values came back slightly worse then before. Should I take it upon myself to see a Nephrologist?
In April 2014, my A1C rose to 6.6 and my PCP prescribed Metformin, 500 mg twice a day. By March of 2015, my A1C had dropped to 5.9. HOWEVER, during the period from April to December, my GFR fell from 72.2 to 59.0. This month my GFR had risen to 61.1, still considerably lower than when I started taking Metformin. I have a new PCP who suspects that the decline in my kidney function may be from the use of Metformin. He thinks 10 to 25mg of Jardiance may help improve my GFR or at least reverse my GFR decline. I am a 75 year old male in otherwise good health. All my recent blood work was within normal ranges. > Would you recommend I start taking Jardiance along with Metformin, in place of Metformin or continue on just Metformin, or to take neither?
There is not much difference in the estimated glomerular filtration rates (eGFR’s) that you quote. The difference between 72, 59 and 61 is likely within the usual laboratory error and are not likely different numbers. 68 more words
I just had blood and urine tests for life insurance policy. My microalbumin was 1.8 and my creatinine was 26.5 and protein was 2. My A1C was 6.4 and glucose 105. But my MALB/creatinine ratio was 67.9. How concerned should I be?
The microalbumin to creatinine (MALB/creatinine) ratio you mention should be less than 30. Hence, you have extra albumin in your urine, which may be coming from your diabetes. 37 more words