Creatinine

Creatinine:
By-product of creatine – used for energy storage in muscle
Normally 0.5-1.2mg/100ml.
Increased  kidney disease, myocardial infarction, SLE, diabetic neuropathy
Decreased  muscular dystrophy, renal disease, hyperparathyroidism.

Creatinine Clearance:
Used to assess renal/kidney function. 24 hour urine specimen collected – measure serum creatinine value. Normally 85-135ml/min

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