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Creatinine

  • ✓ Measures your creatinine level.
  • ✓ Provides insight into how your kidneys are doing.
  • ✓ Clear report in English about your values.

275 SEK

Paid on site

Description

Creatinine, also abbreviated as creatine, is a substance that is formed in the muscles during the body's breakdown of creatine phosphate, which is also commonly referred to as the body's energy reserve. It is the muscle mass that determines how much creatinine is formed. In the kidneys, creatinine is filtered out, which then accompanies the urine.

The test is for you who want to gain insight into how your kidneys are doing and whether you may be affected by reduced kidney function.

This is how it works: The test is a blood test that is carried out at the selected sampling unit.

Sample response: You normally have a response within 6 banking days after taking the sample. The test answer is sent digitally to your e-mail. Together with your test results, you will receive a report in English about your values and the doctor's comment.

Remember: Bring valid identification with you when taking the sample.

Information

Analysis of creatinine

By analyzing the creatinine level in the blood, you can see how your kidneys are doing. The kidneys have the task of filtering creatinine, which is then carried out in the urine. You can also do a creatinine test before treatment with certain drugs.

About creatinine

Creatinine is formed in the muscles when your body breaks down creatine phosphate (the muscles' energy reserve) and gives the body's muscles extra energy during high loads. Muscle mass, the proportion of muscle in your body, determines how much creatinine is formed and therefore the value can vary from person to person.

Creatinine in diet

If you have eaten a lot of meat, especially cooked meat, your creatinine level may temporarily increase.

Low levels of creatinine

Low levels of creatinine are usually nothing serious, sometimes it can be due to little muscle mass or pregnancy when more blood forms in the body and more creatinine is filtered out through the kidneys. The level then usually rises to a normal level again after delivery.

Different diseases can also cause low levels of creatinine, but then there are usually clearer symptoms that can help a doctor determine what type of disease or condition it could be.

Elevated levels of creatinine

Elevated levels of creatinine can be due to the fact that you have a large muscle mass, take drugs that can affect your kidneys which in turn cause your creatinine level to rise or that you are suffering from dehydration and dehydration. If you have eaten meat before sampling, especially cooked meat, you may have elevated levels.

Another reason could be that there has been a blockage in the urinary tract, such as with kidney stones or severe prostate enlargement. Elevated creatinine levels can also indicate that there is something with the kidneys that is not working as it should. However, the kidneys may be affected even if the creatinine value is within the reference range.

Health Marker

  • Creatinine

Symptoms of reduced kidney function

The symptoms of chronic kidney failure, or chronic kidney failure, develop slowly. They can only appear when kidney function becomes so impaired that waste products begin to accumulate in the blood, then they can express themselves like this:

  • ✓ Loss of appetite
  • ✓ Nausea
  • ✓ Vomiting
  • ✓ Fatigue
  • ✓ Itching
  • ✓ Impaired muscle strength

The marker creatinine is also measured in Health checkup Man and Health checkup Woman.

This is how the test works

The sampling is performed by experienced staff at one of our clinics in Stockholm and Gothenburg. Test results and (including any travel certificate) are sent digitally via e-mail.

1. Book a time

We will always send you the test result within the same day.

2. Sampling

Simple, safe and smooth sampling.

3. Analysis

The sample is sent for analysis.

4. Result or travel certificate

The result is sent digitally.

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