CK creatine kinase - serum test is also known as creatine phosphokinase test (CPK) test. The CPK test helps to detect and monitor muscle damage. It also helps to diagnose conditions that are associated with muscle damage and for the detection of heart attack. This test is also used sometimes to detect a subsequent heart attack.
The CK Creatine Kinase – Serum (CPK) test is done:
• In case of muscle weakness and/or muscle aches
• In cases of dark urine
• In case of muscle damage
• To monitor for resolution or persistence of muscle injury
Frequently asked questions
How is the blood sample taken?
To take the blood sample, a tourniquet (elastic) band is placed tightly on the upper arm. The patient is asked to make a fist. This helps in the buildup of blood filling the veins and it becomes easy to collect the blood. The skin is cleaned before inserting the needle in the vein in order to prevent bacteria from entering. The needle is then inserted into the vein in the arm and the blood sample is collected in the vacutainer.
What is Creatine Kinase?
Creatine Kinase is an enzyme that is found in the heart, brain, skeletal muscles, and other tissues.
What is rhabdomyolysis?
Rhabdomyolysis refers to the rapid breakdown of muscle tissue.
What are the causes of rhabdomyolysis?
The causes of rhabdomyolysis include trauma, crushing injuries, high-voltage electric shock, serious burns, thrombosis, toxins, infections, muscular dystrophy, and drug abuse.
How levels of Creatine Kinase help to detect heart attack?
After a heart attack, the muscles of the heart are damage that leads to an increase in levels of creatine kinase which helps to detect heart attack.
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