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Cystatin C

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Formal name: Cystatin C

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To screen for and monitor kidney dysfunction in those with known or suspected kidney disease

When to Get Tested?

When a health practitioner suspects that you may have decreased kidney function; 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