Creatinine Blood Test
Creatinine Blood Test is measure the level of creatinine in your blood. Creatinine is a waste material that made using your muscles. Your kidney filtered creatinine from your blood and send it out the body in urine. Creatinine Blood Test done to see how well your kidney are working. Each kidney has millions of filters units called nephrons. Patient which kidney dieses cant through out this material.
Creatinine is one of the substances that your kidneys normally eliminate from the body. Doctors measure the level of creatinine in the blood to check kidney function test (KFT) or Renal Function test (RFTs). High levels of creatinine may indicate that your kidney is damaged and not working properly.
Is This Test Have Other Name
Serum Creatinine, Blood Creatinine, Urine Creatinine.
How The Test Performed
A Blood sample needed, and Urine sample
Why The Test Performed
Creatinine is a waste product that made by using your muscles. This test is done to see your kidney work very well. If you have problems of kidney, or High blood pressor, swelling of face, swelling foot than your doctor advised Renal function test or serum creatinine test.
Why Need This Test
If Your kidney are not working well, To screen for kidney disease if you have diabetes, high blood pressure or other conditions that increase the risk of kidney disease or if you have symptoms,
swelling wrists, ankles, or abdomen
a loss of appetite
swelling in the face,
lower back pain near the kidneys
changes in urine output
high blood pressure
frequent and painful urination
What Are The Risk
Creatinine test is safe. Risks are usually minor, and can include:
Slight pain when the needle is inserted
Fainting or feeling dizzy
What Do The Result Means
Normal level of creatinine depends on how much muscle mass you have. Normal level for a man is higher than it is for a woman. Children have lower levels than both men and women. Creatinine is measured in milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). Here are the normal values by gender:
0.7 to 1.3 mg/dL for adult males
0.5 to 1.1 mg/dL for adult females
If your creatinine is high, it may mean you have:
Blockage in your urinary system
Congestive heart failure
Overactive thyroid gland
If your creatinine is low, it may mean you have:
Severe liver disease
Not enough protein in your diet