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Creatine Kinase (CK) Test

200


creatine kinase measures the amount of creatine kinase (CK) in the blood. CK is a type of protein, known as an enzyme. It is mostly found in your skeletal muscles and heart, with lesser amounts in the brain. Skeletal muscles are the muscles attached to your skeleton.

Specimen Type

:  Blood, Plasma EDTA

Report Delivery

:  6 Hours

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What is a creatine kinase (CK) test?

This test measures the amount of creatine kinase (CK) in the blood. CK is a type of protein, known as an enzyme. It is mostly found in your skeletal muscles and heart, with lesser amounts in the brain. Skeletal muscles are the muscles attached to your skeleton. A small amount of CK in the blood is normal. Higher amounts can mean a health problem. Depending on the type and level of CK found, it can mean you have damage or disease of the skeletal muscles, heart, or brain.

 

What is it used for?

A CK test is most often used to diagnose and monitor muscular injuries and diseases. Also recommended by healthcare service providers for COVID-19 Test.

What happens during a CK test?

Our expert phlebotomist will take a blood sample from a vein in your arm, using a small needle. After the needle is inserted, a small amount of blood will be collected into a test tube or vial. This usually takes less than two minutes. Book Creatine Kinase test today at the convenience of your home today with CNC Pathlab.

Will I need to do anything to prepare for the test?

You do not need any special preparations for a CK test.

What do the results mean?

If your results show you have a higher than normal level of CK, it may mean you have an injury or disease of the muscles, heart, or brain.