C-Reactive Protein (CRP)

Also Known As: C-Reactive Protein (CRP)

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About the Test

A waste product from the muscle breakdown of a compound called creatine. Creatinine is excreted into the urine by the kidney.

Clinical Significance:

To evaluate kidney function and monitor therapy for kidney disease. Creatinine may be measured in blood, urine or both to evaluate kidney function.

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Target Levels (where applicable)

REFERENCE INTERVALS FOR ADULTS: Male 0.7-1.3 mg/dl Female 0.6-1.1 mg/dl.

What is being checked

INCREASE IN: Kidney dysfunction may be due to a variety of different causes such as drug toxicity, poorly controlled diabetes or inadequate blood flow through the kidneys as seen with shock or congestive heart failure

DECREASE IN: Decreased muscle mass.