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Kidney Diseases

Microalbumin Creatinine Ratio

12/08/2010

Question:

My father is 76, diabetic and has a creatinine level of 3.17 and a microalbumin creatinine ratio of 4592. I see that the reference range for the ratio is zero to 30 so I am very concerned. Is he nearing kidney failure?

Answer:

He has kidney failure and will soon need dialysis. He should be followed by nephrologist very closely to see if his kidney functioned could be stabilized.

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Response by:

Ganesh  Shidham, MD Ganesh Shidham, MD
Associate Professor of Nephrology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University