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Medical Term:

cystatin C

 

Definition: A low-molecular protein that is cleared from the bloodstream by glomerular filtration in the kidneys and used as biomarker to indicate kidney function.

Synonym(s): cystatin 3, gamma trace, post-gamma-globulin

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