Creatinine - Serum

Creatinine - Serum

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This Test Includes

Creatinine - Serum

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:

  • Creatinine - Serum

Test Instructions/Precautions:

  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician

Reports

Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

Serum Creatinine test is usually done in people with any of the following symptoms
  • Swelling or puffiness, particularly around the eyes or in the face and legs
  • Decreased urine output
  • Back pain
  • Foamy and/or dark coloured urine
  • Problems during urination, such as a burning , increased frequency, increased urge to pass urine
  • People already suffering with diseases like Diabetes, Hypertension and kidney diseases
It is also done
  • To monitor kidney function.
  • To understand the severity of disease and delay or prevent complications such as kidney failure, heart diseases, bone diseases, severe infections and multi organ failure.

What is this test

Creatinine is a waste product produced by muscles from the breakdown of a compound called creatine. Creatinine is removed from the body by the kidneys, which filter almost all of it from the blood and release it into the urine. This test measures the amount of creatinine in the blood.