Serum Creatinine test is a blood test that is used to evaluate the level of creatinine in the blood. Conducted as a part of the Kidney Function Test it evaluates the health and functionality of the patient’s kidney. The test is prescribed as a part of a routine check-up, or when the patient shows any symptom related to a kidney disorder. The test may also be done to monitor the effect of treatment in a patient suffering from a kidney ailment.
It is an absolutely non- invasive, safe and painless procedure which is noted to have no harmful side effects on the body.
Why get tested?
Serum Creatinine test is conducted to evaluate the health of a person’s kidney. While an increased level of Creatinine is a measure of a kidney disorder, the low level is not a matter of concern.
What does it measure?
The test measures the level of Creatinine in milligrams per deciliter of blood (mg/dL). Normal Creatinine levels range from 0.9 to 1.3 mg/dL in men and 0.6 to 1.1 mg/dL in women. High serum creatinine level means that the kidneys aren’t functioning properly. It may be due to a blocked urinary tract, dehydration, kidney infection, diabetes or any persisting heart problem.