What is a Creatinine blood test?
Creatinine is a reliable indicator of kidney function. The creatinine blood test checks your kidney function by looking at the amount of creatinine in your blood. Which is a waste product typically filtered out of your blood by your kidneys. As they become impaired, the level within the blood will rise due to the destitute clearance of creatinine by the kidneys. Abnormal levels could be a sign of failure.
Why get a Creatinine blood test?
Anyone can be at risk for kidney disease at some point in their life. However, some people have a higher risk of developing problem than others. These risks can include:
- Age (you could be at a higher risk after age 60).
- High blood pressure (hypertension).
- Family history of kidney disorders.
✓ Creatinine: measures the performance of your kidneys in filtering waste from your blood.
How does our Clinic Visit test work?
Please make your appointment online and visit us on-site to have your blood drawn by our Registered Nurse. Please note that you must present your ID for your appointment.
How long do blood test results take?
The target turnaround time for blood Test results is 1-2 working days. The turnaround time is a guide only and will sometimes depend upon assay run schedules.