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What is CREATININE and what is it indicative of.

Why would a doctor monitor "CREATININE". Present value approx 1.5 test serveal times over 36 hours. Was told this should always be <1.0.
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replied February 22nd, 2011
Hello, and thanks for your medical question on E Health Forum.

Measuring serum creatinine is a simple test and it is the most commonly used indicator of renal function.

More important than absolute creatinine level is the trend of serum creatinine levels over time. Hence an increased level of S creatinine, warrants regular monitoring of the level over time.

Serum creatinine is typically reported in mg/dL, In some cases it can be reported in μmol/litre may be used. 1 mg/dL of creatinine is 88.4 μmol/L.

The typical human reference ranges for serum creatinine are:
For women 0.5 to 1.0 mg/dL (about 45-90 μmol/L) and
In case of men 0.7 to 1.2 mg/dL (60-110 μmol/L) for men

In case of any doubts you can consult the laboratory or your treating doctor.

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