iSTAT whole blood Creatinine testing is performed in authorized units by point of care operators.
Creatinine measurements are used in the diagnosis and treatment of renal diseases, in monitoring renal dialysis, and as a calculation basis for measuring other urine analytes. Creatinine analysis may be used to evaluate kidney function prior to certain procedures.
Analyte specific reference ranges are available in the i-Stat creatinine test procedure located on the POC website: https://www.pathology.med.umich.edu/point-of-care.
•Creatinine may be elevated in patients using creatine supplements, experiencing muscle trauma or other primary or secondary myopathies, taking statins for hyperlipidemia control, or in patients with hyperthyroidism or a rare genetic defect of the creatine transporter protein.
•Results may be affected in the following situations: hemolysis, traumatic draw, pumping fist during, extended delay between drawing and testing specimen, and obtaining specimen from an arm with an IV.
Collect in lithium or sodium heparin syringe/tube.
•Samples must be tested within 30 minutes of collection.
•Test samples collected in anticoagulant that are not tested with in 10 minutes, it is recommended that the sample be remixed and the first two drops of blood be discarded.