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Urine Creatinine

24 hour container, urine monovette or white topped universal (no additives)

TestUrine Creatinine
Common AbbreviationsUCRE
ProfileUrine Urea and Electrolytes
Tube type24 hour container, urine monovette or white topped universal (no additives)
Clinical IndicationUrine creatinine is often used in the calculation of ratios in random urine samples. It is also used to measure glomerular function as part of the creatinine clearance test.
Specimen TypeUrine
Sample typeRandom or 24 Hour Urine
Minimum Volume1mL
Special PrecautionsNo special requirements
Stability 2 days at 15-25°C and 6 days at 2 - 8°C
Turnaround TimeInpatient: 6 hours Outpatient/ GP: 24 hours
LaboratoryYork and Scarborough
Reference IntervalFemale: 8 - 13 mmol/24 hours Male: 8 - 16 mmol/24 hours For creatinine clearance requests, age related specific ranges are issued on the report.
Limitations NA
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