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How many mg/dl of urine creatinine is considered "dilute?"?

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Urine creatinine that measures lower than 20 milligrams per deciliter is considered dilute if the specific gravity test run on the same sample produces results of less than 1.0030, according to Verifications, Inc. Urine creatinine is tested by employers to detect the presence of illegal drugs.

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If a urine sample produces a creatinine measurement of lower than 2 milligrams per deciliter with a specific gravity result of less than 1.0010 or greater than 1.0200, the sample is reported as a "substituted specimen." These readings are not typically compatible with measurements for normal human urine. Donors may be given an opportunity to explain the unusual readings; if they cannot do so, they are considered to have refused to take the drug test, as Verifications, Inc. explains.

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