A question about creatinine

  1. Does anyone know of a source or formula that is used to correlate a patient's serum creatinine level with % glomerular or kidney function?
    Thanks for the assist!
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  3. by   emily_mom
    Table: Serum Creatinine and Kidney Function

    Serum Creatinine (mg/dL)*
    Approximate Nephron Loss
    Comments

    [.6,1.5]
    Less than 50% of nephrons lost
    Normal Function

    (1.5,4.8)
    Between 50% and 75% of nephrons lost
    Problem

    [4.8,10]
    Between 75% and 90% of nephrons lost
    Bigger Problem

    (10,+)
    More than 90% of nephrons lost
    End Stage Renal Disease


    *: milligrams of creatinine per deciliter of serum

    Hope this is what you were looking for!
  4. by   emily_mom
    This site shows how to calculate clearance....

    http://www.medstudents.com.br/calculat/creatcle.htm

    This one is from kidney.org.....

    http://www.kidney.org/professionals/...t_appx02a.html
  5. by   VickyRN
    Thank you so much

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