Creatine Kinase (CK), Total Plus Isoenzymes, Serum
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Results: 3-5 Business Days

Description:
Creatine kinase (CK) is an enzyme found in the heart, brain, skeletal muscle, and other tissues. Increased amounts of CK are released into the blood when there is muscle damage.

The three types of CK are called isoenzymes. They are:
CK-MM - found in your skeletal muscle and heart
CK-MB - found in the heart and rises when heart muscle is damaged
CK-BB - found mostly in your brain

A general CK test can tell if there is muscle damage but, the CK with isoenzymes test may help pinpoint where the damage has taken place.

Includes: Total CK, CK-BB, CK-MB, CK-MM

Methodology: Agarose Electrophoresis

Alternative Name(s): CPK Isoenzymes

Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.