A compound that is excreted from the body in urine. Creatinine levels are measured to monitor kidney function.


... Why get tested?
To determine if your kidneys are functioning normally and to monitor treatment for kidney disease

When to get tested?
As part of a basic metabolic panel 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 medications

Sample required?
A blood sample drawn from a vein in the arm and possibly a 24-hour urine sample
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Chemical structure of creatinine. Creatinine is a breakdown product of ...
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