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Estimating Lean Body Mass from Urinary Creatinine Excretion

Purpose:

To estimate a person's lean body mass from 3 or more 24 hour urine collections for creatinine.

Specialty:

Internal Medicine, Nutrition

Objective:

laboratory tests

ICD-10:

E66

Description:

Excretion of creatinine in the urine can be used to estimate lean body mass. Since urinary creatinine excretion may vary from day, the average daily excretion over several days should be used. The authors are from the University of Rochester in New York.

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