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Old 11-20-2011, 11:10 AM   #1
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Im confused with lab tests


I just got some results back from the lab. Im confused as they were all ok, except my creatinine was a little borderline, i dont know the ratio but Doc just said a little borderline. He wants me to repeat the test, and said sometimes it can be a little off if you are dehydrated. I had them done first thing in morning after not had a drink since night before. So im hoping its just that. I'm going to drink plenty of water before i repeat in a few days.

When i went to my surgery to pick up the repeat form the receptionist had a look again but obviously wasnt experienced to read them properly.

But she did say your red blood cell count is slightly high, is that the creatinine, or something else, now im worried and why would they be a little off kilt?

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Old 12-12-2011, 07:53 PM   #2
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Re: Im confused with lab tests

Okay, well creatinine is a substance that is due to muscles releasing it into your blood as cellular waste. If your blood creatinine levels are borderline from being too low and if your other lab tests were within normal ranges, it would not be a big deal because your kidney's filtering system should be working okay. You also mentioned that your RBC test came back high, and that could be because your body is trying to compensate for a heart deficiency or a lung deficiency so it ends up producing more than average red blood cells via bone marrow. I am assuming that your surgery was either for your heart or for your lungs, but you did not mention that information in your post.

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