Creatinine

Creatinine
S-Krea KL 2143

Creatinine assay is used to assess renal function. The creatinine value is affected by the patient’s muscle mass. A meat-containing meal can also increase the short-term creatinine value about 20%. Creatinine levels are elevated by impaired renal function. 

Indications

Assessment of renal function. 

Sample

1.0 mL of serum (min. 0.5 mL) or Li-heparin plasma. 

Storage and delivery

Delivery at room temperature, if it arrives within 24 hours. Can be stored refrigerated over the weekend. 

Method 

Spectrophotometric, enzymatic 

Turnaround time

1 – 2 weekdays

Reference ranges 

age (yrs)      women          men
0 – 2            10 – 56          10 – 56           µmol/L
3 – 5            10 – 48          10 – 48
6 – 12          10 – 76         10 – 76
13 – 16        15 – 90          20 – 95
17               40 – 90          50 – 95
from 18       50 – 90          60 – 100 

Inquiries

martin.tornudd@mineraalilaboratoriomila.fi