Data Last Updated: Sept. 12, 2022

Creatinine Pretreatment Lab Value


**Note 1:** Physician statement of Creatinine Pretreatment Lab Value can be used to code this data item when no other information is available. **Note 2:** Record the lab value of the highest Creatinine test result documented in the medical record **prior to treatment**. The lab value may be recorded in a lab report, history and physical, or clinical statement in the pathology report. **Note 3:** Record the blood or serum creatinine value for this data item. Do not use urine results to code this data item. **Note 4:** The Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) is a numerical scale used to determine how urgently a patient with liver disease needs a liver transplant within the next three months. Results from three routine lab tests are used to calculate the MELD score. Creatinine, one of the tests, measures kidney function; impaired kidney function is often associated with severe liver disease. **Note 5:** The same laboratory test should be used to record information in 3825: Creatinine Pretreatment Unit of Measure.
Code Description
0.0 0.0 milligram/deciliter (mg/dl)
0.0 micromole/liter (umol/L)
0.1-99.9 0.1-99.9 milligram/deciliter (mg/dl)
0.1-99.9 micromole/liter (umol/L)
(Exact value to nearest tenth of mg/dl or umol/L)
XX.1 100 mg/dl or greater
100 umol/L or greater
XX.7 Test ordered, results not in chart
XX.8 Not applicable: Information not collected for this case
(If this item is required by your standard setter, use of code XX.8 will result in an edit error.)
XX.9 Not documented in medical record
Creatinine Pretreatment Lab Value not assessed or unknown if assessed