Creatinine

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Also known as: Blood Creatinine; Serum Creatinine; Urine Creatinine
Formal name: Creatinine

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To determine if your kidneys work normally and to monitor treatment for kidney disease

When to Get Tested?

As part of a routine blood test if you have non-specific health complaints or if your doctor thinks that you may have kidney disease; at intervals to monitor treatment for kidney disease or kidney function while on certain medicines

Sample Required?

A blood sample taken from a vein in the arm and/or a 24-hour urine sample or random urine sample

Test Preparation Needed?

None