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Urine Creatinine

Aka: Urine Creatinine
  1. Indications
    1. Creatinine Clearance Calculation
    2. Measure completeness of 24 hour Urine Collection
  2. Normal 24 Hour Creatinine Excretion
    1. Male
      1. Age 20 to 50: 18.5 to 25.0 mg/kg/day
      2. Age 50 to 70: 15.7 to 20.2 mg/kg/day
      3. Range: 0.8-1.8 grams per 24 hours
    2. Female
      1. Age 20 to 50: 16.5 to 22.4 mg/kg/day
      2. Age 50 to 70: 11.8 to 16.1 mg/kg/day
      3. Range: 0.6-1.6 grams per 24 hours
  3. Low Urine Creatinine
    1. Values above decrease with advancing age
    2. Low value suggests inadequately collected specimen

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