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Serum Creatinine / Creatinine Serum



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Serum Creatinine / Creatinine Serum


Why is Serum Creatinine Test Prescribed


Creatinine is a waste of the body which is formed when creatine, a constituent of muscles, breaks down. Kidneys are responsible for cleaning up the waste. Creatinine is processed by the kidney and hence an abnormal level of creatinine is an indicator of kidney dysfunction.


Serum Creatinine Test is ordered in patients with following symptoms:

  • Puffiness of face and eyes
  • Swelling in hands and feet
  • Difficulty in urination or blood in urine or foamy urine
  • Back pain
  • High blood pressure
  • Some medicines cause kidney damage as a side effect

It is also ordered in patients with following risk factors which lead to kidney dysfunction:


  • diabetes
  • cardiovascular disease
  • obesity
  • elevated cholesterol
  • high blood pressure (hypertension)
  • family history of renal disease
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What does Creatinine level in the body indicate


Status of Creatinine level -

Increased -

  • impaired kidney function
  • Lot of meat in the diet
  • Very large muscle mass
  • Anabolic steroid users

Decreased - not Significant


Reference ranges / Creatinine normal level in the body


Serum Creatinine

  • 0.6 to 1.2 milligrams per decilitre in adult males
  • 0.5 to 1.1 milligrams per decilitre in adult females.

For more information of Serum Creatinine Test, the following resources may be useful


http://www.medicinenet.com/creatinine_blood_test/article

http://www.healthline.com/health/creatinine-blood



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