Samples are collected at the point-of-care and sent to a lab. Within 3 to 5 days after lab receives the pod, results are available for download from a secure website. This pod tests creatinine levels in order to test kidney function.
Professional use only
Pods must be drop-shipped from PTS Diagnostics.
Account with CoreMedical Labs is necessary.
CoreMedical Labs will send pre-printed/bar coded requisition forms.
The PTS Pod system offers a variety of different lab-based tests. The kidneys maintain the blood creatinine in a normal range. Creatinine has been found to be a fairly reliable indicator of kidney function. Elevated creatinine level signifies impaired kidney function or kidney disease.
Creatinine is a chemical waste molecule that is generated from muscle metabolism. Creatinine is produced from creatine, a molecule of major importance for energy production in muscles. Approximately 2% of the body's creatine is converted to creatinine every day. Creatinine is transported through the bloodstream to the kidneys. The kidneys filter out most of the creatinine and dispose of it in the urine.
Because the muscle mass in the body is relatively constant from day to day, the creatinine production normally remains essentially unchanged on a daily basis.
As the kidneys become impaired for any reason, the creatinine level in the blood will rise due to poor clearance of creatinine by the kidneys. Abnormally high levels of creatinine thus warn of possible malfunction or failure of the kidneys. It is for this reason that standard blood tests routinely check the amount of creatinine in the blood.
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