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Serum creatinine is useful in the evaluation of kidney function and in monitoring renal dialysis. A serum creatinine result within the reference range does not rule out renal function impairment: Serum creatinine is not sensitive to early renal damage since it varies with age, gender, and ethnic background. The impact of these variables can be reduced by an estimation of the glomerular filtration rate using an equation that includes serum creatinine, age, and gender. Creatinine is a chemical waste product that's produced by your muscle metabolism and to a smaller extent by eating meat. Healthy kidneys filter creatinine and other waste products from your blood. The filtered waste products leave your body in your urine. Also known as Serum Creatinine Conventional Blood, S Creatinine Test, Creatinine Conventional, Serum Creatinine Conventional, Sr. Creatinine Conventional

Creatinine is a concoction squander item that is discharged into the blood when muscles contract. At the point when kidney work is typical, creatinine is separated from the blood through the kidneys. At the point when creatinine levels are high, it very well may be a pointer of kidney illness. For grown-ups, dialysis is prescribed when creatinine levels achieve 10.0 mg/dL; for youngsters, dialysis is suggested when levels achieve 2.0 mg/dL. To discover what a man's creatinine levels are, a specialist will arrange a blood test called serum creatinine to decide kidney capacity and utilize the number to compute the glomerular filtration rate (GFR), which can decide the phase of constant kidney illness.

Specialists perform two different tests to decide creatinine levels: creatinine freedom (Ccr or CrCl) and BUN/creatinine. Creatinine leeway is a blend of a blood and a pee test, which estimates how much creatinine is gotten out of the body, or how well kidneys channel squander. The test might be requested by the specialist if a man hints at kidney issues or will begin dialysis. BUN/creatinine is the proportion between blood urea nitrogen (BUN), a waste item in the blood from protein digestion, and creatinine. This proportion is utilized to help decide whether kidney work is debilitated because of harmed or ailing kidneys or another factor outside of the kidneys. The serum creatinine and BUN/creatinine tests are generally performed amid consistent blood work. At the point when a man has kidney malady, his or her specialist will keep performing creatinine tests to screen the ailment's movement and to decide the individual's kidney illness treatment.

Fundamentally, high serum creatinine levels in the blood show that the kidneys aren't working legitimately.

Your serum creatinine levels might be marginally lifted or higher than ordinary due to:

a blocked urinary tract

a high-protein abstain from food

drying out

kidney issues, for example, kidney harm or disease

decreased blood stream to the kidneys because of stun, congestive heart disappointment, or entanglements of diabetes

On the off chance that your creatinine is really raised and it's from an intense or perpetual kidney damage, the level won't diminish until the point that the issue is settled. In the event that it was incidentally or dishonestly hoisted because of lack of hydration, a high-protein eating routine, or supplement use, at that point inversion of those conditions will bring down the level. Likewise, a man getting dialysis will have bring down levels after a treatment.

It's remarkable to have low levels of creatinine, yet this can happen because of specific conditions that reason diminished bulk. They're typically no reason for concern.

Control your blood sugar if you have diabetes. Keep a healthy blood pressure. Follow a low-salt, low-fat diet. Exercise at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. Keep a healthy weight. Do not smoke or use tobacco. Limit alcohol.

Kidney disease complications can be controlled to make you more comfortable. Treatments may include: 

High blood pressure medications. People with kidney disease may experience worsening high blood pressure. Your doctor may recommend medications to lower your blood pressure „ commonly angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or angiotensin II receptor blockers „ and to preserve kidney function. High blood pressure medications can initially decrease kidney function and change electrolyte levels, so you may need frequent blood tests to monitor your condition. Your doctor will likely also recommend a water pill (diuretic) and a low-salt diet. 

Medications to lower cholesterol levels. Your doctor may recommend medications called statins to lower your cholesterol. People with chronic kidney disease often experience high levels of bad cholesterol, which can increase the risk of heart disease. 

Medications to treat anemia. In certain situations, your doctor may recommend supplements of the hormone erythropoietin (uh-rith-roe-POI-uh-tin), sometimes with added iron. Erythropoietin supplements aid in production of more red blood cells, which may relieve fatigue and weakness associated with anemia. 

Medications to relieve swelling. People with chronic kidney disease may retain fluids. This can lead to swelling in the legs, as well as high blood pressure. Medications called diuretics can help maintain the balance of fluids in your body. 

Medications to protect your bones. Your doctor may prescribe calcium and vitamin D supplements to prevent weak bones and lower your risk of fracture. You may also take medication known as a phosphate binder to lower the amount of phosphate in your blood, and protect your blood vessels from damage by calcium deposits (calcification). 

A lower protein diet to minimize waste products in your blood. As your body processes protein from foods, it creates waste products that your kidneys must filter from your blood. To reduce the amount of work your kidneys must do, your doctor may recommend eating less protein. Your doctor may also ask you to meet with a dietitian who can suggest ways to lower your protein intake while still eating a healthy diet. 

You may be asked to:

  • Not do any strenuous exercise for 2 days (48 hours) before having the tests.
  • Not eat more than 225 grams of meat, especially beef, or other protein for 24 hours before the blood creatinine test and during the creatinine clearance urine test.
  • Drink plenty of fluids if you are asked to collect your urine for 24 hours. But do not drink coffee or tea. These are diuretics that cause your body to pass more urine than normal.

Tell your doctor about all the non-prescription and prescription medicines and natural health products you take. Some medicines and natural health products can affect the results of these tests.

What happens before the tests?

If you are asked to collect urine, your doctor will give you a large container that holds about 4 litres. You will use the container to collect your urine for 24 hours.

What happens during the tests?

For the urine tests

You collect your urine for 24 hours.

  • You start collecting your urine in the morning. When you first get up, empty your bladder, but do not save this urine. Write down the time that you urinated to mark the beginning of your 24-hour collection period.
  • For the next 24 hours, collect all your urine. Urinate into a small, clean container, and then pour the urine into the large container. Do not touch the inside of the container with your fingers.
  • Keep the collected urine in the refrigerator for the 24 hours. Empty your bladder for the final time at or just before the end of the 24-hour period. Add this urine to the large container, record the time, and bring the container to the lab or doctor's office.

For the blood test

A health professional takes a sample of your blood.

How long do the tests take?

  • The urine test will take 24 hours.
  • The blood test will take a few minutes.

What happens after the tests?

  • After the blood test, you will be able to go home right away.
  • You can go back to your usual activities right away.

A person have the following symptoms should get this done: 

fatigue and trouble sleeping

a loss of appetite

swelling in the face, wrists, ankles, or abdomen

lower back pain near the kidneys

changes in urine output and frequency

high blood pressure

nausea

vomiting

Blocked urinary tract Kidney problems seizures, preeclampsia