What does a high serum creatinine mean?
An increased level of creatinine may be a sign of poor kidney function. Serum creatinine is reported as milligrams of creatinine to a deciliter of blood (mg/dL) or micromoles of creatinine to a liter of blood (micromoles/L).
What is Istat creatinine test?
The i-STAT Creatinine test is used for the quantitative determination of creatinine (crea) in whole blood on the i-STAT handheld. Creatinine measurements are used in the diagnosis and treatment of renal diseases, in monitoring renal dialysis, and as a calculation basis for measuring other urine analytes.
Why would creatinine be high?
Elevated creatinine level signifies impaired kidney function or kidney disease. As the kidneys become impaired for any reason, the creatinine level in the blood will rise due to poor clearance of creatinine by the kidneys. Abnormally high levels of creatinine thus warn of possible malfunction or failure of the kidneys.
What is the symptoms of high creatinine?
Are there any symptoms associated with a high creatinine level?
- Fatigue (feeling tired).
- Changes in how often you urinate.
- Loss of appetite.
What is the creatinine level for kidney failure?
Blood Tests A creatinine level of greater than 1.2 for women and greater than 1.4 for men may be an early sign that the kidneys are not working properly.
How do you treat high creatinine levels?
Here are 8 ways to naturally lower your creatinine levels.
- Don’t take supplements containing creatine.
- Reduce your protein intake.
- Eat more fiber.
- Talk with your healthcare provider about how much fluid you should drink.
- Lower your salt intake.
- Avoid overusing NSAIDs.
- Avoid smoking.
- Limit your alcohol intake.
Can dehydration cause high creatinine?
To check for severe dehydration. Dehydration generally causes BUN levels to rise more than creatinine levels. This causes a high BUN-to-creatinine ratio. Kidney disease or blocked urine flow from your kidney causes both BUN and creatinine levels to rise.