blood creatinine test

blood creatinine test

a blood test that measures the amount of creatinine in the blood, in order to diagnose impaired renal function. Elevated creatinine levels suggest a chronic disease process. This test's results are interpreted in conjunction with those for blood urea nitrogen, as part of a renal function study.
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Physicians calculate eGFR based on age, race, gender and the results of blood creatinine tests, which measure how well the kidneys are working.