creatinine; 60-27-5; 2-Imino-1-methylimidazolidin-4-one;
1-Methylglycocyamidine; 1-Methylhydantoin-2-imide; Creatinine,heated;
CAS Number: 60-27-5
Molecular Formula: C4H7N3O
Molecular Weight: 1113.12
EC Number: 200-466-7
|Appearance||White crystalline powder
|Loss on Drying||3.0% Max.
|Residue on Ignition||0.1% Max.
|Solution Test||Conforms with Standard
|Heavy Metals||10 ppm Max.
|Assay||98.5% — 102.0%
Serum Creatinine (a blood measurement) is an important indicator of renal health because it is an easily measured byproduct of muscle metabolism that is excreted unchanged by the kidneys. Creatinine itself is produced via a biological system involving Creatine, Phosphocreatine (also known as Creatine Phosphate), and Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP, the body’s immediate energy supply).
Creatinine is removed from the blood chiefly by the kidneys. If the filtration in the kidney is deficient, Creatinine blood levels rise. Therefore, Creatinine levels in blood and urine may be used to calculate the Creatinine clearance. Measuring Creatinine is a simple test, and it is the most commonly used indicator of renal function.