What are normal values of males adult in renal function test? Some patients may be confused and do not know the answer. There are several indicators to reflect how well your kidneys are working. Now, follow me to find the answer.
Usually, kidneys are important filtering organs which are responsible for discharging extra wastes and toxins from the blood, regulating water and keeping electrolyte and acid-base balance. However, if kidneys fails to function well due to some factors such as high blood pressure, high blood sugar, dehydration and so on, you may suffer from a series of symptoms.
1. High creatinine level
Creatinine can be regarded as one of indicators to measure kidney function. The values will vary from lab to lab. Generally speaking, normal range of serum creatinine level will differ with age, gender and physical constitute. In adult men, normal range of serum creatinine is 0.6-1.2mg/dl; while in adult women, normal range of creatinine is 0.5-1.1mg/dl.
2. High BUN (blood urea nitrogen) level
BUN (blood urea nitrogen) measures the amount of urea nitrogen in blood stream. It is the end product of protein metabolism and digestion. Normally, urea is transported to the kidneys for excretion. A normal range for blood urea nitrogen is generally 8 to 24mg/dl for adult males and 6 to 21mg/dl for females. Generally speaking, high BUN level means that the kidneys are not performing well, particularly if the result is above 50mg/dl.
3. Glomerular Filtration Rate
Compared to the mentioned above, glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is more reliable measurement to reflect kidney function. What’s more, according to GFR, kidney disease is divided into five stages. Due to our kidneys have strong compensatory ability, so 50% of kidney function can guarantee our body’s normal work. However, the normal range of GFR for adult males and females is about 125ml/min.
Once you find these indexes are higher than the normal range, please seek professional guidance from your doctors or our Online Doctors. Any questions, you can also email to firstname.lastname@example.org and our kidney experts will help you.