Tests for High Creatinine Level
Creatinine is an amino acid in your body which comes from your muscle activity. Creatinine has been proved to be responsible for your youthful appearance, agility and strength.
In normal condition, your creatinine is transported through blood circulation and filtered by your kidneys, then removed through urine in small amounts. Kidneys work to keep your creatinine level in a normal range. Thereby , when your creatinine builds up more than they should, your doctor always suspects if there is damages on your kidneys.
Here are some typical tests for your kidney function, that are taken when you have elevated creatinine level.
Creatinine Clearance Test
One way to diagnose the kidney function level is to test the creatinine amount in your blood. If your creatininve level is extremely high, you are suspected to have kidney failure. Creatinine clearance test is used to estimate the functions of kidneys.
GFR is a test which is more precise to calculate your kidney functions, which takes your age, race, gender and weight into consideration. If your GFR number is lower than 60 over 3 month, or even higher than 60 but with other typical symptoms of kidney damages, you are suggested to have kidney disease.
To measure your renal function, your doctor may determine the creatinine level in your urine over 24 hours. Another test in urine is to test your albumin in urine. If your albumin level is over 30mg/g, you are at a high risk of kidney damage.
X-ray and Scans
X-ran and scancs are used to determine to find out the exact cause of your kidney damages.
In most cases, elevated creatinine level is related with kidney problems. However, due to difference is age, gender, race, weights, the normal range of creaitninine level differs from one by one. To find out whether your creatinine is normal or not, you can leave your medical condition below. We are glad to measure out the right creatinine range for you.
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