Also known:

CK CK total Creatine phosphokinase

systematic name:

creatine kinase


What sample is required?

The determination is made from a venous blood sample from the arm.

Is some kind of prior preparation necessary?

For this test you do not need any special preparation.

Why do the analysis?

For detection and monitoring of muscle damage; to establish the diagnosis of diseases associated with muscle damage

When to do the analysis?

When there is muscle weakness, muscle pain or emission of dark urine that make the doctor suspect a possible muscle injury; sometimes, to assess the evolution of muscle injuries.

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