Correlation between Cystatin C and serum creatinine as markers of renal function in patients with neoplasms of the locomotor system

C. Zolezzi, S. Ferrari, M. C. Fasano, L. Telentinis, G. Bacci, A. Pizzoferrato

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Abstract

Creatinine levels and clearance are used to monitor renal function in clinical practice. Cystatin C is produced by most nucleated cells in a consistent manner, uninfluenced by inflammatory processes, sex, age, eating habits or nutritional status. Serum cystatin C concentrations are mainly dependent on glomerular activity and are an endogenous biochemical marker of glomerular filtration. The aim of this study was to test the efficiency of cystatin C assay as an alternative marker of renal function. Statistical analysis of our results showed that cystatin C levels were significantly correlated to creatinine and creatinine clearance levels. However, it is still premature to suppose that cystatin C can replace creatinine in routine tests. Establishing cystatin C levels can be useful in cases in which it is not possible to determine creatinine clearance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)316-323
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Chemotherapy
Volume13
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Creatinine
  • Creatinine clearance
  • Cystatin C
  • Renal function

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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