Calculate glomerular filtration rate in patients for whom serum creatinine may be misleading, such as the very obese, elderly, or malnourished patients.
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
Serum Separator Tube (SST), Plasma Separator Tube (PST), or Green (Lithium or Sodium Heparin).
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.4 mL)
Grossly hemolyzed specimens.
After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 3 months
|Cystatin C||0.5 - 1.2 mg/L|
eGFR by Cystatin C Calculation not reported for Age 17 years or less
|eGFR Range (mL/min/BSA)
|90 or greater||Stage 1: Normal or increased eGFR|
|60-89||Stage 2: Mildly decreased eGFR|
|30-59||Stage 3: Moderately descreased eGFR|
|15-29||Stage 4: Severely decreased eGFR|
|Less than 15||Stage 5: Kidney Failure|
If the patient's age and/or gender is unknown or is 18 years or younger, then Cystatin C Reflex will not be ordered. If age is greater than 18, Cystatin C reflex will be added at no additional charge.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|