Method of Collection:
Volume as mentioned on gel vacutainer (Yellow)
Days for reporting:
|0.70 - 1.20 mg/dl|
Why is the Test Done?
A serum creatinine test which measures the level of creatinine in you blood- can indicate whether you kidneys are working properly. Results of the creatinine blood test are measured in miligrams per decilter. The amount of creatinine in the blood increases with muscle mass , men usyally have highter creatinine levels then do women . your creatinine level may temporarily increases if you're dehydrated have a low blood volume, eat a large amount of meat or take a certain medications.
How to prepare for the Test:
The serum creatinine test is a common blood test. If your blood sample is being tested only for creatinine, you can eat and drink normally before the test. If your blood sample will be used for additional tests, you may need to fast for a certain amount of time before the test. Your doctor will give you specific instructions.