Cystatin C as a marker of renal function in older adults
Gillian Eaglestone Research nurse, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Trust, Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Canterbury
Peter Ellis Senior lecturer, Faculty of Health and Social Care, Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury
This article looks at the value of cystatin C in assessing renal function in older people. While it appears to be reliable and accurate, it is still relatively untested in most clinical settings and there is much to learn before its value in the day-to-day assessment of renal function can be determined.
Nursing Standard. 24, 13, 35-39. doi: 10.7748/ns2009.12.24.13.35.c7418Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer review