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What is Creatinine?
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PostPosted: 21 May 2003 13:15    Post subject: What is Creatinine?    

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>Creatinine is a waste product of muscle metabolism found in the blood and excreted by the kidneys. The lab test that measures creatinine is also used as an indicator of kidney function.<
>Lab value:<
> Normal: 0.5-1.5 mg/dl<
> Renal: Increased and related to muscle mass.<
>Note: Females will have a lower creatinine that males. This is due to their lower muscle mass. Males have a higher muscle mass.<
>High Creatinine:<
>Renal failure<
>Glomerulonephritis <
>Diabetic nephropathy<
>Reduced renal blood flow.<
>And many many more!
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