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Is creatinine of 45 normal?
The kidneys are responsible for keeping the level of creatinine in the blood within a normal range. The typical reference range for serum creatinine is 60 to 110 micromoles per liter (μmol/L) (0.7 to 1.2 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL)) for men and 45 to 90 μmol/L (0.5 to 1.0 mg/dL) for women.
What is a critical creatinine level?
Critical Value Chart
|Creatinine||>5.0 mg/dL (if not consistent with patient history)|
What is significance of low creatinine?
Low blood creatinine levels can mean lower muscle mass caused by a disease, such as muscular dystrophy, or by aging. Low levels can also mean some types of severe liver disease or a diet very low in protein. Pregnancy can also cause low levels.
At what level of creatinine is dialysis required?
National Kidney Foundation guidelines recommend you start dialysis when your kidney function drops to 15% or less — or if you have severe symptoms caused by your kidney disease, such as: shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle cramps, nausea or vomiting.
What level of creatinine requires dialysis?
There is not a creatinine level that dictates the need for dialysis. The decision to start dialysis is a decision made between a nephrologist and a patient. It is based on the level of kidney function and the symptoms that the patient is experiencing.
What is a fatal creatinine level?
A person with only one kidney may have a normal level of about 1.8 or 1.9. Creatinine levels that reach 2.0 or more in babies and 5.0 or more in adults may indicate severe kidney impairment.
What does a GFR of 45 indicate?
Your kidney function is still considered normal if the GFR number is 90 or greater. If your GFR is 45, you know that your kidneys are working at approximately 45 percent of the normal rate.