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Resultsofthecreatininebloodtestaremeasuredinmilligrams
perdeciliterormicromolesperliter.Thenormalrangeforcreatinineinthe
bloodmaybe0.84to1.21milligramsperdeciliter(74.3to107
micromolesperliter),althoughthiscanvaryfromlabtolab,betweenmen
andwomen,andbyage.Sincetheamountofcreatinineintheblood
increaseswithmusclemass,menusuallyhavehighercreatininelevels
thandowomen.
Generally,ahighserumcreatininelevelmeansthatyourkidneysaren't
workingwell.Yourcreatininelevelmaytemporarilyincreaseifyou're
dehydrated,havealowbloodvolume,eatalargeamountofmeatortake
certainmedications.Thedietarysupplementcreatinecanhavethesame

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Ifyourserumcreatininelevelishigherthannormal,yourdoctormaywant
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