Creatinine
(Creatinine, Kidney Function, Creatinine, Serum)
Method
Spectrophotometry
Specimen
Serum (1ml)
Technical Name
Preparation
You may be instructed to fast overnight or refrain from eating cooked meat; some studies have shown that eating cooked meat prior to testing can temporarily increase the level of creatinine.
When
Routinely as part of a comprehensive or basic metabolic panel; when your doctor suspects that you are suffering from kidney dysfunction or when you are acutely or chronically ill with a condition that may affect your kidneys and/or be worsened by kidney dysfunction; at intervals to monitor treatment for kidney disease or kidney function while on certain medications
Why
To determine if your kidneys are functioning normally and to monitor treatment for kidney disease
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Max Price
500.0
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