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Blood Sciences

Blood Test Information

Cystatin C
minimum sample volume required ~ 5ml

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Test Code: CYN

Other acceptable tube types
Lithium heparin (pale green) and EDTA (purple) also acceptable

Special instructions

Reference range
up to 3 months: <1.71
3 months to 50 years: <1.0
over 50 years: <1.4

Sent away to King's College Hospital, London


Turnaround Time
7 days

Department: Biochemistry

Clinical Application
Cystatin C is an indicator of renal glomerular function with levels rising as kidney function and glomerular filtration rate decreases.


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