Creatinine levels in the blood are calculated in milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). Creatinine levels are greater in persons who are quite muscular. The outcomes may also differ based on gender and age. However, typical creatinine levels in males vary from 0.9 to 1.3 mg/dL and 0.6 to 1.1 mg/dL in women aged 18 to 60. Normal values are essentially the same in adults over the age of 60. High amounts of serum creatinine in the blood suggest that the kidneys aren’t working properly. In general, elevated creatinine levels in the blood suggest renal disease or other disorders that impair kidney function. These are some examples:
- Autoimmune diseases
- Bacterial infection in kidney
- Blockage of the urinary tract
- Heart failure
- Secondary to diabetes
Low creatinine levels are unusual, although they can arise as a result of certain disorders that result in reduced muscle mass. They normally aren’t a reason for concern.
Disclaimer: Please consult with your doctor for interpreting the test reports.