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Sample Type: SERUM
Creatine phosphokinase or creatine kinase is an enzyme found primarily in the heart, muscle, and brain. When any of these are injured, the enzyme leaks into the blood. The test is performed to diagnose heart attack, muscle injury, inflammatory conditions of the muscle, muscular dystrophy, brain injury and other similar conditions.
Test is performed on a blood sample. No preparation is needed. Inform your doctor about all the medicines, vitamins, nutritional supplements, herbal or ayurvedic preparations, and homeopathic medicines you are taking