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What are the abnormal results?

Written by : DoctorNDTV Team
Checked by : Dr Subrata Sinha
Professor, Department of Biochemistry,
AIIMS, New Delhi

More-than-normal levels may be seen in:

  • Kidney diseases – glomerulonephritis, renal failure, diabetic nephropathy, pyelonephritis, renal hypertension, etc
  • Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia
  • Urinary tract obstruction
  • Hepatorenal syndrome
  • Muscular dystrophy and muscle breakdown
  • Reduced blood flow to the kidneys (dehydration, shock, heart failure)
  • Certain drugs can increase creatinine measurements like aminoglycosides (gentamicin, amikacin, etc), heavy metal drugs (Cisplatin), and nephrotoxic drugs such as vancomycin, teicoplanin and amphotericin B.

Lower-than-normal levels may be seen in myaesthenia gravis or late stages of muscular dystrophy.

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