Urine creatine is measured to monitor supplement creatine intake in people who exercise and to investigate creatine deficiency syndromes.
Elevated urine creatine levels are observed in diseases that reduce muscle mass, including fasting, muscular dystrophy, poliomyelitis, atrophy, inflammatory muscle diseases such as polymyositis, hyperthyroidism, as well as myopathy caused by corticosteroids.
For more information on creatine metabolism tests see: Creatine Metabolism, Urine and Creatine Metabolism, Blood
See also: Creatine, Plasma
Laboratory test results are the most important parameter for the diagnosis and monitoring of all pathological conditions. 70%-80% of diagnostic decisions are based on laboratory tests. The correct interpretation of laboratory results allows a doctor to distinguish "healthy" from "diseased".
Laboratory test results should not be interpreted from the numerical result of a single analysis. Test results should be interpreted in relation to each individual case and family history, clinical findings, and the results of other laboratory tests and information. Your personal physician should explain the importance of your test results.
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