|Description||Measured as part of the U/E profile.
**PLEASE NOTE: THE REFERENCE RANGE FOR THIS TEST WAS CHANGED MONDAY OCTOBER 3RD 2011**|
|Indication||Investigation of renal function.
|Additional Info||NB 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.|
|Interpretation||Increased levels in renal failure. Higher levels may also be seen in acromegaly.
|Collection Conditions||No restrictions.|
|Min. Vol||1 mL|
|Ref. Range (Male)||64 - 104|
|Ref. Range (Female)||49 - 90|
|Ref. Range (Paed)|| |
|Ref. Range Notes|
|IP Acute TAT||Refer to Website|
|IP Routine TAT||Refer to Website|
|GP Acute TAT||- Contact Laboratory|
|GP Routine TAT||Refer to Website|
|Turnround Comment||Minimum 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.