Creatinine

CPT Code

82565

Specimen Type

Blood

Container Type

Serum Separator Tube (SST)/Yellow

Stability

Room Temperature, 7 days; 2-8°C, 7 days; -20°C, 3 months

Handling Instructions

Allow to clot for 30 mins, centrifuge within 2 hours

Clinical Notes

The primary use of a creatinine test is to better understand how well the kidneys are working. A measurement of creatinine can be employed for screening, diagnosis, and/or monitoring of kidney problems.