Unit: 1 Box
Regulatory Status: CLIA Waived / Professional Use Only
Contents: 25 Creatinine Tests, 1 Reagent Card, Package Insert
For Use With: SpotChem EZ Analyzer
Storage Requirements: 36° – 46° F
Processing Time: 6- 7 minutes
Sample Volume: 250 µL whole blood, 100 µL serum
The Spot Chem Creatinine tests are for use with the Spot Chem EZ Analyzer. Serum creatinine is the most commonly used indicator (but not direct measure) of renal function. Elevated creatinine is not always representative of a true reduction in GFR. A high reading may be due to increased production of creatinine not due to decreased kidney function, to interference with the assay, or to decreased tubular secretion of creatinine. An increase in serum creatinine can be due to increased ingestion of cooked meat (which contains creatinine converted from creatine by the heat from cooking) or excessive intake of protein and creatine supplements, taken to enhance athletic performance. Intense exercise can increase creatinine by increasing muscle breakdown.
The Spot Chem EZ Analyzer is a small, portable, CLIA waived bench top chemistry analyzer that utilizes dry chemistry technology. The system can run panels, single tests or a combination so you can test the way you need to. The SPOTCHEM EZ accepts whole blood or serum samples and is calibrated automatically with the swipe of a magnetic card. It is fully automated with walk-away operation for easy, on-the-spot testing. No sample pre-treatment is required. Available in human and veterinary models.