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Cystatin C

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Formal name: Cystatin C

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At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To assess your kidney function if you have known or suspected kidney disease, but only in specific settings when traditional kidney function tests are misleading

When to Get Tested?

When a healthcare practitioner suspects that you may have decreased kidney function, but serum creatinine measurements are not reliable; it may be ordered at regular intervals when you have known kidney dysfunction.

Sample Required?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?

None