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my creatinine, urinary was 11.0 (L) mg/dl is this good or bad. :-)


The test is done to evaluate kidney function. If kidney function is abnormal, creatinine levels will increase in the blood, due to decreased excretion of creatinine in the urine. Creatinine levels also vary according to a person's size and muscle mass. The typical human reference ranges are 0.5 to 1.0 mg/dL (about 45-90 μmol/L) for women and 0.7 to 1.2 mg/dL (60-110 μmol/L) for men.

Your creatinine is definitely elevated. Higher than normal levels may indicate:

- Acute tubular necrosis
- Dehydration
- Diabetic nephropathy
- Eclampsia (a condition of pregnancy that includes seizures)
- Glomerulonephritis
-Kidney failure
- Muscular dystrophy
- Preeclampsia (pregnancy-induced hypertension)
- Pyelonephritis
- Reduced kidney blood flow (shock, congestive heart failure)
- Rhabdomyolysis
- Urinary tract obstruction

Your doctor should take your medical history, what medications you are currently taking, and any disease process you have experienced in the past and may currently be experiencing. He will also want to repeat the test as creatinine levels can vary widely and be up and down from day to day.