Doctors Lounge - Nephrology AnswersBack to Nephrology Answers List
If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge (www.doctorslounge.com) does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.
DISCLAIMER: The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.
Date of last update: 10/09/2017.
Forum Name: Miscellaneous Nephrology Topics
Question: Drug Testing and creatinine
|alpha19111 - Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:58 am|
I work as an Alcohol and Drug counselor. When we send urine samples to the lab to get TLC tested, the results come back showing the drug that was positive or negative and also showing creatinine levels in mg/dL.
My question is what are the standards for the levels of creatinine?
I have searched all over online to find a chart for normal UA levels versus diluted.
|John Kenyon, CNA - Sun Sep 14, 2008 3:25 pm|
According to the lab values reference guide I have here with me, normal serum creatinine range for men (as well as both genders with marked muscular development) is 0.5-1.5 mg/dL. The normal range for women is 0.6-1.2 mg/dL
I hope this is helpful to you.
|ToxPro - Thu May 28, 2009 5:02 pm|
Original post is about urine creatinine, not serum creatinine - you are comparing apples and oranges.
Typical urine creatinine falls within a 40-250 mg/dL range, with a mean around 100 mg/dL.
A urine specimen is deemed diluted if the urine creatinine falls between 5-20 mg/dL and the urine specific gravity is between 1.0010 and 1.0030
|| Check a doctor's response to similar questions|
Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?
Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community
Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.
Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.