How to check your Creatinine levels with a home fingerprick blood test kit
What Is A Creatinine Test For?
A Creatinine test is also known as a Blood Creatinine or Serum Creatinine test.
The Creatinine Test allows you to accurately check your levels of Creatinine in a fingerprick blood sample.
Creatinine is a natural waste product formed in your muscles. It results from the breakdown of creatine during energy release - i.e. movement and exercise.
Nearly all creatinine is excreted by your kidneys, so measuring the level remaining in the blood can determine if your kidneys work normally.
What If Creatinine Test Levels Are High?
Increased creatinine levels in the blood usually indicate poor kidney function, since it is a measure of how effectively your kidneys are filtering small molecules like creatinine out of your blood.
Other activities such as muscle injury, eating large amounts of meat or supplementing with creatine can also cause a temporary increase in Creatinine blood levels. As such bodybuilders with a high muscle mass may have elevated creatinine levels despite having healthy kidneys.
What If Creatinine Test Levels Are Low?
Low levels of creatinine are rare and are typically not a cause for concern. As creatinine levels are related to the amount of muscle the person has, low levels may be a consequence of decreased muscle mass (such as in the elderly), but may also be occasionally found in advanced liver disease.
How To Test Creatinine?
You can check your Creatinine levels by buying a home fingerprick blood test kit from just £49 using the following test kit: