Muscle damage? CK (Creatine kinase)
Creatine kinase (CK) to determine if someone has had damage to muscles in the body.
This test can be used to measure overtraining in athletes. Because the heart also has a lot of muscle tissue, the test can also be used to diagnose a heart attack.
What is tested?
In our clinic, CK total is measured. This test provides information on muscle damage.
The test determines the amount of creatine kinase (CK) in the blood. Creatine kinase is an enzyme, which is a protein that helps to convert one substance into another in body cells. Creatine kinase is found in the heart, brain, skeletal muscles.