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Cystatin C is a miniscule protein that is secreted by all cells containing a nucleus. Cystatin C is usually filtered out of the blood by the kidneys and broken down without being excreted in the urine. Because cystatin C is supposed to be processed by the kidneys, an excess amount of cystatin C could be a sign of kidney disease/malfunction. Cystatin C content in the blood can be tested as an alternative method to testing creatinine in evaluating kidney function. Furthermore, a low blood cystatin C concentration could indicate arthritis, atherosclerosis, aortic aneurism, emphysema, and cancer. PMID: 24570004 [Lab Tests Online:cystatin-c/tab/test] Source: Regenstrief LOINC

Basic Part Properties

Part Display Name
Cystatin C
Part Type
Component (Describes the core component or analyte measured)
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Construct for LOINC Short Name
Cystatin C

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Tag Language Translation
zh-CN Chinese (China) 半胱氨酸蛋白酶抑制剂 C
Synonyms: 半胱胺酸蛋白酶抑制蛋白 C;细胞外巯基蛋白酶抑制物;胱抑素 C
fr-CA French (Canada) Cystatine C
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Tsüstatiin C
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Cistatina C
it-IT Italian (Italy) Cistatina C
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Sistatin C
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Цистатин C
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) cystatine C
fr-BE French (Belgium) Cystatine C