What is a Creatinine Test?
The Creatinine test measures the blood level of Creatinine.
Why is a Creatinine Test important?
Creatinine is proportional to body mass and is largely unaffected by diet. This marker is used in evaluating kidney function prior to administering IV contrast for radiological procedures.
What might cause an increased Creatinine Test level?
Elevated creatinine levels suggest suboptimal kidney function, usually from dehydration, illness, or intrinsic kidney disease.
What type of specimen will I submit?
This Creatinine Test is a blood test.
Do I need to fast to take this test?
Fasting is not necessary.
How long does it take to get test results?
It typically takes 4 business days or less.