KidneyCoach: Monitoring Lab Test Results 

Take care of your body. It is the only place you have to live.
— John Rohnert

Blood tests are taken routinely on a monthly basis, and though they may vary slightly from one lab to another, the standard ranges for key tests are as follows:

Creatinine...........................................................................0.6  -   1.3

Hemoglobin  (HGB).............................................................11.0 - 13.0

Albumin.............................................................................3.5 -   5.2

Potassium.........................................................................3.5 -   5.1

Calcium.............................................................................8.4 -  10.2

Phosphorus.......................................................................2.6 -   4.5

PTH - INTACT....................................................................14.0 - 72.0

HD Kinetic Results Urea Reduction Ratio.............................65  -  80

Note:  If you are dissatisfied with your test results, discuss the specific issues with your dietitian or your doctor, but realize that this is an effective way for you to manage this insidious disease.


Recommended Reading:

Glossary of Commonly Used Terms: Features definitions of terms found in the treatment of Kidney Disease.

The 5 Stages Of Kidney Disease: Kidney Disease is described as having five stages (Stage 1 to Stage 5) based on the percentage of kidney function remaining. Determine your stage and how to prevent further progression.

Success Tips: These tips will reduce the risks of  hospitalization and will generally improve your overall quality of life by addressing head on those issues that may worry you,  mistakes that are  commonly made, and misconceptions frequently held.

End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Treatment Alternatives: Over 275,000 Americans rely on dialysis to live,  and nearly twice that number receive therapy for ESRD. Find out what treatment plan works best for your lifestyle.

Kidney Community Resources: These organizations service the Kidney Community.