Creatinine

Creatinine is a chemical waste product formed by the normal breakdown of muscle cells. Healthy kidneys filter creatinine out of the blood and it exits the body as a waste product in urine. This test is a measure of how well the kidneys are performing their job of filtering waste from the blood. Creatinine measurements are used in diagnosing and treating certain renal diseases, monitoring renal dialysis, and as a calculation basis for measuring other urine analytes.

Pre – Requisites No special requirement
Sample Type Serum
Report Delivery (TAT) 24 hrs
Method Kinetic Alkaline Picrate (Jaffe’s Reaction)

Frequently Asked Questions

Following are the symptoms of high creatinine levels :

  • Swelling or edema
  • Changes in urination
  • Painful urination
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Decreased appetite
  • Shortness of breath

If the creatinine level rises beyond the normal range in the blood, it indicates:

  • Kidney failure, both acute or chronic
  • Kidney obstruction
  • Kidney infection
  • Urinary tract obstruction

Low levels of creatinine may be due to :

  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • In some cases of pregnancy

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