Creatinine and Urea Point of Care Testing for Patients with Suspected Renal Failure: Clinical Utility, Cost-Effectiveness and Guidelines


( Last Updated : April 20, 2020)
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  1. What is the clinical utility of creatinine and urea point of care testing for patients with suspected renal failure?

  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of creatinine and urea point of care testing for patients with suspected renal failure?

  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of creatinine and urea point of care testing in non-emergency department settings?


Key Message

Four non-randomized studies were identified regarding the clinical utility of creatinine and urea point of care testing with suspected renal failure or impairment. One evidence-based guideline was identified regarding the use of creatinine and urea point of care testing in non-emergency department settings. No economic evaluations were identified regarding the cost-effectiveness of creatinine and urea point of care testing for patients with suspected renal failure.