Creatinine

Supply #193262 Red/Gray SST 8.5mL

Test Code: 375

CPT Code(s): 82565

Includes: Creatinine and EGRF

Methodology: Spectrophotometry (SP)

Clinical Significance: Serum creatinine is useful in the evaluation of kidney function and in monitoring renal dialysis. A serum creatinine result within the reference range does not rule out renal function impairment: serum creatinine is not sensitive to early renal damage since it varies with age, gender and ethnic background. The impact of these variables can be reduced by an estimation of the glomerular filtration rate using an equation that includes serum creatinine, age and gender.

Alternative Name(s): Creat; Creat w/ EGFR; Creatinine with EGFR

Collection Guide: 

Supply: 193262 Red/Gray SST 8.5mL

Preferred Specimen: Serum

Preferred Volume: 1mL

Transport Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)

Transport Temperature: Room Temperature

Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 7 days

Rejection Criteria: Specimens exceeding stability; Unlabeled or improperly labeled specimens; Specimens other than serum; Grossly icteric specimens

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