Creatinine 2 €

A one-time blood collection fee of 5 € is added to the price.

 

  • Primary analysis for renal function assessment
  • High values indicate renal impairment, but may also occur in individuals with high muscle mass and after intense physical activity
  • Low levels of creatinine occur in individuals with low muscle mass or muscular diseases, and in cases of starvation

Creatinine is a by-product of muscle metabolism and is formed in the muscle tissue from creatine; it is typically removed through the kidneys. The amount of the generated creatinine directly depends on a person’s muscle mass.

Serum creatinine is suitable for renal impairment screening, and it helps to assess the intensity of kidney function: based on the creatinine result, in individuals over 18 years of age, an estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR) is automatically calculated based on the Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) formula, with eGFR expressed as mL/min/1.73 mfor standard body surface area. This formula does not account for the individual’s body mass.

It is important to know that eating meat up to 7 hours before giving blood may affect the result by approx. 10%. Low creatinine values may be caused by starvation or low muscle mass.

Reference values:

Children < 2 years                  21-36 µmol/l

Children 3-4 years                  27-42 µmol/l

Children 5-8 years                  28-52 µmol/l

Children 9-10 years                34-65 µmol/l

Children 11-14 years              50-77 µmol/l

Females > 15 years                45-84 µmol/l

Males > 15 years                    59-104 µmol/l

The test results are returned in up to 2 working days.

Grand total:

2 €

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