Does anyone know what the normal Bun-Creatinine ratio is, or means? I am confused.

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My sister has kidney disease, my husband doesn't, but both their bun-creatinine ratios were the same.  I don't get it. The more I research, the more confused I get.  Thanks

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    I think this must refer to Urine Albumin-Creatinine Ratio. The two key markers for CKD are eGFR and urine albumin. UACR is a ratio between the two measures Albunuria is present when UACR is greater than 30mg/g and is a marker for CKD.  Increased UARC and decreased GFR in combination indicate more risk, I think.
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      Thanks.  All this stuff is mind boggling.  Hope you are ok.
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    As your kidney function declines, you may leak protein into your urine.  This is called albuminuria and they always do a urine test at appoinments as well as a blood test.  I believe that they have developed a fairly new measure which is a combination of GFR readings and the ratio of Albumin to Creatinine and by which they can detect patients at greater risk.  You can read about this in the Nice Guidelines: Chronic Kidney Disease in Adults: assessment and management. July 2014.  You can download it.  I am not a medical doctor but it is written largely in layman's language.
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    Can anyone explain creatinine level of 2.89?   I am trying to find out, because all these numbers on search are confusing.   Thanks.
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