(Lab #1) S-creatinine 123 umol/L Abs. eGFR 50 mL/min U-alb. 100 mg/L; U-cre. 6.25 mmol/L ACR 16.00 g/mol 2016-10-07 09:24 (Lab #2) S-creatinine 150 umol/L Abs. eGFR 46 mL/min U-alb. 98.3 mg/L U-cre. 8.45 mmol/L ACR 11.63 g/mol 2017-03-23 11:07 (Lab #2) S-creatinine 144 umol/L Abs. eGFR 48 mL/min U-alb. 89.3 mg/L U-cre. 14.48 mmol/L ACR 6.17 g/mol A) From these numbers can it be said that the kidneys’ condition is probably a) getting worse, b) stable c) getting better? B) Why or why not? Thank you, Doctor!

The urine microalbumin level and the estimated glomerular filtration rates (eGFR’s) that you quote are not different from each other.  These measurements are within the usual variation expected with laboratory measurements.  Hence, these measurements are stable.

 

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