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Table 5 Comparison of laboratory values before and during acute renal failure among California Pacific Medical Center patients

From: End-stage renal disease preceded by rapid declines in kidney function: a case series

Patient 3 Months Prior to Dialysis Immediately preceding start of dialysis Recorded on 2728 Form
1 Creatinine (mg/dl) 1.1 15.1 15.1
  Albumin (g/dl) 3.8 2.7 2.7
  Hemoglobin (g/dl) 13.8 11.9 11.9
2 Creatinine (mg/dl) 1.3 5.9 5.9
  Albumin (g/dl) 3.8 3.0 N/A
  Hemoglobin (g/dl) 9.9 10.3 10.3
3 Creatinine (mg/dl) 1.0 6.0 6.0
  Albumin (g/dl) 3.8 3.6 3.2
  Hemoglobin (g/dl) 11.9 10.0 10.0
4 Creatinine (mg/dl) 1.7 7.9 7.9
  Albumin (g/dl) N/A 2.1 2.0
  Hemoglobin (g/dl) N/A 8.3 8.3
5 Creatinine (mg/dl) 1.2 5.1 5.5
  Albumin (g/dl) 3.5 3.2 3.3
  Hemoglobin (g/dl) 11.8 13.6 13.3
6 Creatinine (mg/dl) 2.6 6.5 5.4
  Albumin (g/dl) 4.2 4.2 4.0
  Hemoglobin (g/dl) 12.6 10.1 10.2
7 Creatinine (mg/dl) 1.3 11.2 11.0
  Albumin (g/dl) 4.6 2.5 2.5
  Hemoglobin (g/dl) 12.6 10.3 11.1
8 Creatinine (mg/dl) 1.4 4.7 4.7
  Albumin (g/dl) 3.4 3.1 3.1
  Hemoglobin (g/dl) 11.1 10.2 10.2
  1. N/A = not available
  2. To convert creatinine to μmol/L, multiple by 88.4
  3. To convert albumin to g/L, multiple by 10
  4. To convert hemoglobin to g/L, multiple by 10