What is the role of serum creatinine testing in the workup of renal artery stenosis (RAS)?

Updated: Nov 02, 2020
  • Author: Bruce S Spinowitz, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Obtain serum creatinine levels to assess the level of renal dysfunction. Serum levels can be used to calculate an estimated creatinine clearance based on the Cockcroft-Gault equation or the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) formula. [15]


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