Pathology Handbook

Creatinine

Synonyms

Creat

Clinical Indications

For the investigation of renal function.

As creatinine levels depend on muscle mass, it is recommended that the eGFR is used to identify and monitor patients with chronic kidney disease

Test Includes

-

Part of Profile

U&E

Request Form 

Request on ICE as U&E

Availability

On request. 

Specific Criteria

None

Patient Preparation

None

Turnaround Time

Same day

Specimen

Serum in yellow top (SST) tube 

Volume

1 mL

Container

Vacutainer gold top

Causes for Rejection

Unlabelled or inadequately labelled sample 

Reference Range

These depend on age and bodyweight.

Adults:

Male:     60-130 ┬Ámol/L

Female: 60-110 ┬Ámol/L 

Children:

See laboratory report form for age-related reference ranges