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    What is a Creatinine Test?

    A Creatinine test, also known as a Serum Creatinine test, evaluates the concentration of creatinine in the blood sample. Creatinine is a byproduct generated in the body during the wear and tear of muscles and is usually filtered out through urine by the kidneys. If kidney function is impaired, creatinine may not be excreted properly and may accumulate in the blood. Therefore, high creatinine levels in the blood can signal potential kidney problems. Creatinine can also be elevated in certain lifestyle diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease, which are risk factors for kidney failure. In a city like Bangalore, where lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and hypertension are highly prevalent, regular creatinine testing is crucial for the early detection and management of kidney-related issues.

    A Creatinine test is used to evaluate kidney health and help diagnose various lifestyle diseases. It can be conducted individually or as a part of a metabolic panel or kidney function tests during routine medical checkups.

    Creatinine Test Parameters

    The S. Creatinine test measures only one parameter, serum creatinine levels. Creatinine is an excretory product generated from the breakdown of creatine, a compound produced by the body to provide energy to muscles. When muscle tissue breaks down, creatinine is produced. The body constantly produces creatinine and healthy kidneys eliminate it out of the body via urine.

    Creatinine Test Preparation

    The Creatinine test does not require major preparation. Here are some things to remember:

    Prerequisites

    Fasting is not required before conducting the Creatinine test. However, if the test is being done as a part of basic or comprehensive metabolic panel tests, you may be asked to fast for about 12 hours before the test. You may also be asked to refrain from consuming cooked meat the night before the test as meat can increase creatinine levels.

    Best Time to Get Tested

    The Creatinine test can be administered at any time of day at your convenience.

    When Is a Creatinine Test Recommended?

    A Creatinine Blood test may be recommended as part of a routine examination to assess kidney health or if you exhibit symptoms of kidney disease. Individuals at high risk for kidney diseases, such as those with diabetes, hypertension, a family history of kidney disease, heart disease, those over 50 years of age, smokers, or those with obesity, may also require this test even in the absence of symptoms.

    Cautions Before Taking Creatinine Test

    Certain medications and supplements can influence the results of a Creatinine test. It is crucial to inform your doctor about all the medicines you are taking, particularly H2 receptor blockers like cimetidine, ranitidine, and famotidine, as well as antibiotics like cefoxitin and trimethoprim.

    Why Take a Creatinine Test?

    A Serum Creatinine test is a crucial diagnostic tool used to evaluate kidney function and overall kidney health. Your doctor may order this test for several reasons as outlined below:

    Routine Kidney Health Monitoring

    A Creatinine test is often done as part of a routine health checkup to assess the overall functioning of your kidneys.

    Symptoms of Kidney Disease

    If you exhibit symptoms that could indicate kidney disease, your doctor may recommend a Creatinine test. Symptoms of kidney disease can include swelling in the hands and feet, puffiness around the eyes, dry skin, changes in urination frequency or appearance (such as bloody or foamy urine), fatigue, loss of appetite, weight loss, muscle cramps, nausea, vomiting, and sleep problems. They can also include symptoms like itching and difficulty concentrating or thinking clearly. Identifying these symptoms early through a Creatinine test can lead to timely diagnosis and treatment.

    Post-Kidney Transplant Monitoring

    For individuals who have undergone a kidney transplant, a Creatinine test is essential in monitoring the health and function of the transplanted kidney. Regular testing helps detect any signs of rejection or complications, enabling prompt medical intervention to protect the transplanted organ.

    High-Risk Factors for Kidney Disease

    Even if you do not currently exhibit any symptoms, a Creatinine test may be necessary if you have a high risk of developing kidney disease. Risk factors for kidney disease include diabetes, high blood pressure, a family history of kidney disease, heart disease, being over 50 years old, smoking, and obesity. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) often progresses without noticeable symptoms in its early stages, so regular monitoring with a Creatinine test is vital for individuals with such predisposing factors.

    Previous Abnormal Kidney Test Results

    If you have had abnormal results in previous kidney function tests, your doctor may order a Creatinine test to monitor your health. Consistent testing helps track the progression of any kidney issues and evaluates the effectiveness of treatments or lifestyle changes implemented to improve kidney health.

    Medications Affecting Kidney Function

    Certain medications like medicines for pain, diabetes or high cholesterol can affect kidney function. If you are taking medications known to affect the kidneys, your doctor may advise a Creatinine test to monitor for potential side effects.

    Creatinine Test Results & Interpretation

    Understanding the results of a Serum Creatinine test is crucial for evaluating kidney function and diagnosing potential health issues. To understand your test results, refer to the table provided below:

    ParameterBiological ReferenceInterpretation
    Creatinine0.66-1.25mg/dLElevated creatinine may suggest kidney disease, damage, infection, urinary tract obstruction, reduced blood flow to the kidneys in case of shock, congestive heart failure, or complications of diabetes. Creatinine levels can reduce severe liver disease, low muscle mass, pregnancy, and those following a strict vegan diet. 6

    FAQs on Creatinine Test in Bangalore

    The Creatinine Test price is ₹ 200. This price includes the fastest home sample collection within 60 minutes of booking, and the reports are available in 6 hours.

    A Creatinine test measures the level of creatinine in the blood to evaluate kidney function and detect potential kidney disease.

    No, fasting is not required for the Creatinine Serum Test.

    Yes, home blood sample collection for the Creatinine test in Bangalore is available within 60 minutes of booking the test.

    Listed below are the steps to book any blood test or health checkup on our platform

    Search for the test: Look for the Creatinine Test in Bangalore or at home and click on Orange Health’s listing.

    Review and Book: Select the test, check the test prerequisites, enter your address, and confirm the booking after picking a suitable time slot for sample collection.

    Sample Collection: Our skilled eMedic will arrive within your chosen time slot to collect the sample at your home.

    Lab Processing: The collected sample will be sent to and examined at our NABL accredited and ICMR approved labs.

    Receive Results: You will receive your reports via email or WhatsApp within 6 hours. They will also be available on our app.

    Normal creatinine levels fall between the range of 0.66-1.25mg/dL.

    Collection of the blood sample takes just a few minutes, and the results of the Creatinine test will be delivered to you within 6 hours of sample collection.

    The frequency of the Creatinine test is determined by your treating doctor based on your health condition.

    The test measures only one parameter, the level of creatinine in the serum.

    Without having to visit a physical lab, Orange Health provides the fastest CreatinineTest services near you across Bangalore at the convenience of your home. Localities include but not limited to Adugodi, Banashankari, Bannerghatta, Basavanagudi, Bellandur, BTM Layout, Chamrajpet, Cottonpet, CV Raman Nagar, Domlur, Electronic City, Frazer Town, Giri Nagar, Hebbal, Hennur, Hosur, HSR Layout, Jakkur, Jalahalli, Jaya Nagar, Kadugodi, Kammanahalli, Kengeri, Koramangala, Mahalakshmi Layout, Madiwala, Magadi Road, Malleshwaram, Marathahalli, Mathikere, Mysore Road, Nagarbhavi, Nandhini Layout, Old Airport Road, Peenya, RT Nagar, Rajaji Nagar, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Sadashivnagar, Sahakara Nagar, Sanjay Nagar, Sarjapur, Seshadripuram, Shanthi Nagar, Shivaji Nagar, Sri Nagar, Tyagarajnagar, Uttarahalli, Vasanth Nagar, Vidyaranyapura, Vijaya Nagar, Whitefield, Yelahanka, Yeshwantpur.

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