Creatinine, Random Urine

Supply #U02 - 90mL Sterile w/ Green Lid

Test code: 8459

CPT code(s): 82570

Methodology: Colorimetric • Kinetic

Reference range(s):

≤6 months 2-32 Mg/dl
7-11 months 2-36 Mg/dl
1-2 years 2-128 Mg/dl
3-8 years 2-149 Mg/dl
9-12 years 2-183 Mg/dl
>12 years male 20-370 Mg/dl
>12 years female 20-320 Mg/dl

Clinical significance:
Creatinine is the endproduct of creatine metabolism. Creatine is present primarily in muscle and the amount of creatinine produced is related to total skeletal muscle mass. Daily creatinine production is fairly constant except when there is massive injury to muscle. The kidneys excrete creatinine very efficiently and blood levels and daily urinary excretion of creatinine fluctuates very little in healthy normal people. Since blood and daily urine excretion of creatinine shows minimal fluctuation, creatinine excretion is useful in determining whether 24-hour urine specimens for other analytes (e.g., protein) have been completely and accurately collected.

Collection Guide: 

Supply:  U02 - 90mL Sterile w/ Green Lid

Preferred specimen(s): 10 ml random urine, no preservative

Transport container: Plastic screw-cap container

Transport temperature: Room temperature

Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 28 days

Reject criteria: none

Setup time: 2nd shift

Setup days: Mon-Fri

Report available: 72 hrs

For additional supply or collection device information, please contact DLO's Customer Service at (800) 891-2917, option 2.

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