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Creatinine Clearance

Source Blood and Urine
Mnemonic CREACL and U24H (urine creatinine is included in the U24H order)
Specimen Requirements Samples for serum or plasma creatinine AND 24 hour urine creatinine are required.
See blood and urine collection requirements.

Supply patient with collection instruction sheet (#CH3025).

PSC:
Collect blood upon return of the 24 hour urine. 

RRL:
Collect blood within 72 hours of urine collection. If there is a previous blood creatinine within 72 hours prior to urine collection, collection of blood creatinine is not required.
Specimen Handling
Additional Information

Include patient's height and weight on requisition.

Test includes serum creatinine, urine creatinine and creatinine clearance calculation.

Note that estimation of glomerular filtration rate by creatinine clearance (with 24 hour urine collection) is no more accurate than by using the abbreviated  CKD-EPI equation (without 24 hour urine collection).  See Creatinine - Blood.

Testing Location Chemistry-DSC
Testing Frequency Daily
Alternate Name(s)
Reference Interval 1.20 - 2.30 mL/sec/1.73m2