Low Serum Creatinine Levels

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Creatinine is a breakdown product of creatine, which is an important part of muscle. This article discusses the laboratory test to measure the amount of creatinine in the blood.

Creatinine can also be measured with a urine test. See: Creatinine - urine


Alternative Names

Serum creatinine


How the test is performed

Blood is drawn from a vein, usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand. The site is cleaned with germ-killing medicine (antiseptic). The health care provider...

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