Facilitated ammonium ion transfer reactions, using the crown ether dibenzo-18-crown-6, at a single microhole supported water/1,2-dichloroethane interface were used as the transducer to detect the biomolecule creatinine. The ammonium ion was produced during the enzymatic action of creatinine deiminase on creatinine. A prototype sensing device incorporating a Teflon gas permeable membrane, to exclude possible interferents, yielded a linear amperometric response to added creatinine from 20 uM to 1 mM. This range is sufficient for that required for the determination of creatinine in serum.