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ID:305 Creatinine
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DescriptionMeasured as part of the U/E profile. **PLEASE NOTE: THE REFERENCE RANGE FOR THIS TEST WAS CHANGED MONDAY OCTOBER 3RD 2011**
IndicationInvestigation of renal function.
Additional InfoNB Creatinine is related to muscle mass so women and children tend to have lower levels than men. It is therefore important to remember that a frail old lady may have a creatinine within the reference range which is actually indicative of a problem. Creatinine levels are inversely related to the GFR and so there can be a considerable fall in the GFR before serum creatinine levels begin to rise.
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
InterpretationIncreased levels in renal failure. Higher levels may also be seen in acromegaly.

DepartmentBiochemistry
SampleBlood
TubeSerum Gel
Tube Picture
Collection ConditionsNo restrictions.
Min. Vol1 mL
Freq.Daily

Ref. Range (Male)64 - 104
Ref. Range (Female)49 - 90
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notes
Unitsumol/L
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Turnround CommentMinimum retest interval = 12 hours

Originally edited by : DT. Review due on 21/06/2017 11:54:22. Published By S.BENNETT on 21/06/2016 11:54:22.