Site-Specific Factor 5

Creatinine Unit of Measure


**Note 1:** There are two main methods of describing concentrations: by weight, and by molecular count. Weights are recorded in grams, and molecular counts are recorded in moles. Milligrams/deciliter (mg/dl) is the unit of measure commonly used in the United States, and micromoles/liter (umol/l) is the designated Systeme Internationale (SI) unit of measure commonly used in Canada and Europe. 1 mg/dl of creatinine is 88.4 umol/l. **Note 2:** The same laboratory test should be used to record information in **Site-Specific Factor 4, Creatinine Value** and **Site Specific Factor 5, Creatinine Unit of Measure**.




NAACCR #2920


Code Description
010 Milligrams/deciliter (mg/dl)
020 Micromoles/liter (umol/l)
988 Not applicable: Information not collected for this case
997 Test ordered, results not in chart
Test performed, unit of measure not specified
Test performed, different unit of measure used or unit not specified
998 Test not done (test not ordered and not performed)
999 Unknown or no information
Not documented in patient record