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 m2 for 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.
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