What is Serum Creatinine Test?

The creatinine blood test is used to assess kidney function. It measures the level of creatinine in the blood and provides an estimate of the effectiveness of the kidneys filtration rate or glomerular filtration rate.


What is the normal range for Serum Creatinine Test?

The normal range for women lies between 0.5 to 1.1 mg/dL and the same for men lies between 0.6 to 1.2 mg/dL.


What do the deviations from the normal range indicate?

A high creatinine level indicates the following conditions:

Kidney failure
Kidney dysfunction
Chronic kidney disease
A low creatinine level indicates the presence of any long-lasting infections.


Is there any preparation required for this test?

No special preparation is required.



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