This test shows how fast your kidneys remove creatinine from blood and is measured in ml/min.health and fitness Updated: Oct 14, 2003 19:05 IST
Another way to measure kidney function is the Creatinine Clearance test. This test shows how fast your kidneys remove creatinine from the blood. Clearance is measured in millilitres per minute (ml/min).
Urine is collected for 24 hours. At the end of the 24 hours a blood sample is also taken. Creatinine Clearance is arrived at by comparing the amount of creatinine in your urine to the amount of creatinine in your blood. Calculate your Creatinine Clearancevalue now.
Normally, kidneys filter out wastes from blood. They also reabsorb any nutrients that may have gone out with the wastes.
When the kidneys are affected proteins, so valuable to the body, begin to slip out with the wastes. This leads to a condition called proteinuria.
Urine is frothy for patients with proteinuria. To check if you have this problem, urine may be collected over 24 hours.