Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Have you had a kidney transplant or are waiting for one? Then visit the Organ Transplant Community and the Diabetes and Kidney Community to share your experiences with other community members!

    Are you newly diagnosed? Use the WebMD search engine to read articles like Understanding Kidney Disease.
    creatinine/protein ratio UA
    kay0922 posted:
    I had a urine done a month ago and my ratio was elevated and so was the urine Creat/ protein..When it was repeated just today the creat and protein (ua) was much lower but the ratio stayed the same...I thought the creat and protien (ua) was a calculation that resulted in the ratio? Why wouldn't the ratio go down when everything else did? The ratio is1.7 it has been slowly climbing since about a year ago it started at 0.8..Thanks for any information you can give me..I do have Kidney Disease...
    John-SKPT responded:
    This test is really only reliably accurate if a 'first morning void" urine sample is tested. Otherwise the variations in protein and creatinine excretion throughout the day can vary widely. (That's why the 24 hour urine tests were originally used: to average out the variations that happen in the course of a day.) The numbers that you quoted do seem to not add up, at least in as far as we know. The units expressed might vary from lab to lab. So we really need to look at the individual numbers that the calculations were derived from. (Of course, "ratio" expresses a relationship between two numbers. For example, 2000 and 200 have a ratio of 10. But 50 and 5, though both are much smaller numbers, still show a ratio of 10. So the numbers might have been correct, just the way we are viewing them is not precise.)

    Spotlight: Member Stories

    i have just been diagnosed with kidney disease(Interstitial Nephritis)i also suffer from CFS/ME ,i am aged 50yrs work as a support worker part time,go...More

    Helpful Tips

    I have a uti and severe kidney pain, Is this common?
    I have a uti and such bad kidney pain that I can hardly move, I cant bend down and it hurts more than I can explain. the pain comes and ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    0 of 0 found this helpful

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.