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To assess kidney function found in acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease, related to drug reaction and disease such as diabetes.
Serum collected in a red- or red/gray-top tube. Plasma collected in a green-top (heparin) tube is also acceptable.
|Age||Conventional Units||SI Units (Conventional Units × 88.4)|
|Newborn||0.31–1.21 mg/dL||27–107 micromol/L|
|Infant||0.31–0.71 mg/dL||27–63 micromol/L|
|1–5 yr||0.31–0.51 mg/dL||27–45 micromol/L|
|6–10 yr||0.51–0.81 mg/dL||45–72 micromol/L|
|Adult male||0.61–1.21 mg/dL||54–107 micromol/L|
|Adult female||0.51–1.11 mg/dL||45–98 micromol/L|
Values in older adults remain relatively stable after a period of decline related to loss of muscle mass during the transition from adult to older adult.
The National Kidney Foundation recommends the use of two decimal places in reporting serum creatinine for use in calculating estimated glomerular filtration rate.
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Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Creatinine, Blood." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425282/all/Creatinine__Blood.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Creatinine, Blood. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425282/all/Creatinine__Blood. Accessed April 20, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Creatinine, Blood. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425282/all/Creatinine__Blood
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Creatinine, Blood [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 April 20]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425282/all/Creatinine__Blood.
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