- •Cystatin C is a low-molecular-weight protein found in all tissues in the body.
- •Cystatin C is freely filtered at the glomerulus and metabolized in the proximal tubule.
- •Cystatin C used in equations to estimate the glomerular filtration rate provides a more accurate assessment of kidney function compared with serum creatinine.
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Department Editor Timothy Nguyen, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, FASCP, is a professor of pharmacy practice at The Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY. He can be reached at [email protected] and would like to hear your ideas for future columns.
Published online: February 25, 2023
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