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Test Findings

Reduced Creatinine

April 24th, 2019


Serum creatinine is commonly reduced in the context of muscle loss or low protein intake; in these situations the creatinine is a poor indicator of renal function.
  • Causes of Reduced Creatinine

  • Low muscle mass - women, children, the elderly, malnourished patients, cancer patients
  • Muscle wasting
  • Low protein intake - low protein diet, malnutrition, malabsorption, alcoholism
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