Explanation Of Kidney Function Lab Results.?
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Cystatin C, eLFG, and urine albumin-creatinine ratio are indicators used to examine kidney function. Cystatin C is a substance that can measure kidney function taken from blood samples. This examination is generally more sensitive than creatinine because it will not be affected by infection, food, and mass. Usually used in situations where creatinine measurement will give unsatisfactory results such as in old age, obesity, or malnutrition. The estimated glomerular filtration rate (eLFG) is the amount of blood that can be filtered by the glomerulus (kidney filter unit) in one minute. When Cystatin C levels rise, it indicates that eLFG is falling. A decreased eLFG indicates a decreased filtering function in the kidney glomerulus, if eLFG is less than 60 milliliters per minute it can be said to have kidney disease. Some degrees of kidney damage based on LFG values include:
Degree 1. If LFG 90-120 indicates kidney disorders with normal or increased LFG Degrees 2. If LFG 60-89 indicates kidney disorders with a decrease in mild LFG Degrees 3. If LFG 30-59 indicates kidney disorders with a moderate decrease in LFG Degrees 4. If LFG 15-29 indicates kidney disorders with a decrease in severe LFG Degrees 5. If the LFG <15 indicates kidney failure. Albumin-Creatinine examination is an examination by measuring the level of albumin in a urine sample. Albumin is a protein in the body which normally is not removed with urine. If there is kidney damage where the kidneys are not able to function optimally, this albumin will also be removed. A person is diagnosed with kidney disease if there is> 30 mg of albumin per 1 g creatinine that persists ≥ 3 months with or without a decrease in LFG. We recommend that you consult with your doctor who suggested an examination to you to determine further treatment. Maintain 2L of water per day, avoid excessive protein intake.
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