|Available:||Daily, 24 hours|
|Turnaround:||Routine: 3 hours, STAT: 30 minutes|
|Container:||3 mL green top tube or green microtainer (sodium heparin)|
|Temperature:||Transport to lab within 30 minutes.|
|Uses:||High creatinine levels are seen in renal disease and insufficiency (uremia), urinary tract obstruction, reduced renal blood flow, congestive heart failure, shock, vomiting diarrhea, diuresis and increased bone formation. Low creatinine levels are caused by debilitation.|
|Method:||Colorimetric biochromatic rate (kinetic Jaffe)|
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