What is the Cystatin C test?
Cystatin C is a small protein that is produced throughout the body by all cells containing a nucleus and is found in a variety of body fluids, including the blood. It is produced and filtered from the blood by the kidneys and broken down at a constant rate. This test evaluates the amount of Cystatin C in the blood to help analyze kidney function.
When is the Cystatin C test recommended?
It is recommended:If you have any symptoms of kidney dysfunction and/or have a disease or condition that is known to affect kidney function. There is growing evidence from the body that suggests that Cystatin C can be used to detect kidney disease at earlier stages than serum creatinine, which may help facilitate preventive efforts in the elderly people and those with diabetes, hypertension, or cardiovascular disease.
What does it measure?
The Cystatin C test: Analyzes the amount of Cystatin C in the blood to help evaluate kidney function.The body makes cystatin C constantly, and the protein is found in different fluids, including blood, spinal fluid, and breast milk. When the kidneys are healthy, they filter Cystatin C out of the blood so it can be excreted in your urine. Cystatin C can be used if the measurement of creatinine is likely to be misleading. This may be requested if you have a known or suspected disorder that affects kidney function, even if you have no symptoms.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 72 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Cystatin C test in Bangalore?
The cost of the Cystatin C test in Bangalore is Rs.760.
How often should I get tested for the Cystatin C test?
The Cystatin C test is prescribed by your doctor after completing the assessment of your condition.
What are the normal values for the Cystatin C test?
0.62 – 1.15 mg/L
What is the type of sample required?
This test requires a urine sample.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for a Cystatin C test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for a Cystatin C test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book a Cystatin C test in Bangalore?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time slot booked by you.
Why should I book a Cystatin C test with Orange Health Labs in Bangalore?
Orange Health Labs is the fastest diagnostic lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Bangalore. Our trained, professional, and vaccinated e Medic will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!