Cystatin C Blood Test

Cystatin C Blood Test

Quick Overview

Used to screen for and monitor kidney dysfunction in those with known or suspected kidney disease.

Test #121251

$115.00

Availability: In stock

Preparation Fasting for 10-12 hours required.
Test Results 3-5 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.

Cystatin C may be used as an alternative to creatinine and creatinine clearance to screen for and monitor kidney dysfunction in those with known or suspected kidney disease. It may be especially useful in those cases where creatinine measurement is not appropriate, for instance, in those who have liver cirrhosis, are very obese, are malnourished, or have reduced muscle mass. Measuring Cystatin C may also be useful in the early detection of kidney disease when other test results may still be normal and an affected person may have few, if any, symptoms.

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