MuirLab introduces the latest addition to our test menu, N Latex Cystatin C, a new diagnostic test for the quantitative determination of Cystatin C in human serum or plasma.
Cystatin C provides a practical alternative to the traditional 24-hour urine creatinine clearance for the assessment of Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) with a simple blood collection. GFR is estimate of renal function, which until now, has been a difficult parameter to measure.
N Latex Cystatin C possesses many of the attributes of the ideal GFR marker to help ensure an accurate estimation of GFR. Cystatin C levels are not influenced by age, sex, muscle mass, commonly used prescriptions or over-the-counter drugs, as are traditional tests. There are no lengthy 24-hour urine collections or manual calculations, and the lack of patient compliance becomes a thing of the past!
Cystatin C is test #11893. It is covered by most insurers and results are available the next day.
If your or your staff would like more information or technical data regarding Cystatin C please contact your local MuirLab Representative at: (925) 692-5411