Test Findings
 

Reduced Creatinine

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Overview

  • 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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