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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 153-155

Assessment of creatinine and urea blood levels in healthy volunteers


1 Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Shandi University, Shandi, Sudan
2 Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Omdurman Islamic University, Omdurman, Sudan
3 Department of Biochemistry and Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine, University of Gezira, Wad Medani, Sudan
4 Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Science and Technology, Omdurman, Sudan

Correspondence Address:
Shaza M. Ahamed
Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Shendi University, Shendi
Sudan
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DOI: 10.4103/1858-5000.132609

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Introduction: Endogenous creatinine and urea are protein metabolism. Their levels in the blood reflect status of kidney Function. Aim: This study aimed to assess the serum creatinine and urea levels normal Sudanese adults Females in the University of Gezira, to identify influence of age, tribe and menstrual cycle on the level of their parameters. Materials and Methods: The study population consisted of 270 females of ages ranged between 18-40 year's. Blood samples were collected from all of them after their consents. Serum samples were taken and creatinine and urea levels were analyzed using specterophotometeric methods. Results: The results showed that the (mean ± SD) serum creatinine and Urea levels were (0.82 ± 0.10 mg/dl) and (20.2 ± 4.7 mg/dl) respectively. Serum urea but not creatinine levels were significantly different (P = 0.04) for the different ages. Serum creatinine and urea levels varied with ethnic group and menstrual cycle. Conclusion: The results indicated that the mean levels of both these protein metabolites were within the ranges of their values for the normal kidney function.


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