Evaluation, including effects of storage and repeated freezing and thawing, of a method for measurement of urinary creatinine

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The aims of this study were to elucidate to what extent storage and repeated freezing and thawing influenced the concentration of creatinine in urine samples and to evaluate the method for determination of creatinine in urine. The creatinine method was based on the well-known Jaffe's reaction and measured on a COBAS Mira autoanalyser from Roche. The main findings were that samples for analysis of creatinine should be kept at a temperature of -20 degrees C or lower and frozen and thawed only once. The limit of detection, determined as 3 x SD of 20 determinations of a sample at a low concentration (6.1 mmol/L), was 0.3 mmol/L, and the recovery of a certified reference material was 97%. The relative precision at 3.15 mmol/L was 2.3%. It was concluded that the method is appropriate for measurement of urinary creatinine.
Original languageEnglish
JournalScandinavian Journal of Clinical & Laboratory Investigation
Issue number7-8
Pages (from-to)521-4
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2003

    Research areas

  • Clinical Laboratory Techniques, Cold Temperature, Creatinine, Data Interpretation, Statistical, Freezing, Humans, Reference Standards, Regression Analysis, Reproducibility of Results, Sensitivity and Specificity, Temperature

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