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Shirley asked...

Am I at risk of kidney disease?

Tags: kidneys

I had my bloods taken August last year and my creatinine was 88umol/L and GFR is 62ml. I have recently checked for protein in my urine using protein sticks my father has, (he has kidney disease) it showed a trace then 0.5. should I be concerned or is this normal?

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The answer

You need to make an appointment and discuss your results with your GP. This is because the results will be specific to you. The results will depend on several factors, such as age, weight, height and current medications.

Creatinine clearance in a young healthy adult is 125ml per minute. This means that in each minute that person’s kidneys clear 125ml of Creatinine-free blood. However, as stated, individual factors will affect the result. 

If required your GP will ask for other urine tests to be carried out such as a test for protein. I have provided a link below that will help you.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003475.htm

Answered by Health at Hand nurses.

 

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