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What is a Total Creatine Phosphokinase (CPK) test?
The creatinine kinase (CK) test is used to analyse the amount of creatine kinase in the blood. This CK is an enzyme that is found primarily in the brain, skeletal muscles, and heart. A CK test is usually conducted in the case of muscle weakness and muscle aches. It might also aid in diagnosing a heart attack. Also, the CK test may be advised if a person experiences dark-coloured urine for a longer duration of time.
When is the Total Creatine Phosphokinase (CPK) test recommended?
It is recommended in:
The case of muscle weakness and muscle aches.
The case of dark urine
Monitoring for muscle injury resolution.
What does it measure?
The Total Creatine Phosphokinase (CPK) test:
Analyses the levels of creatine kinase in the blood. Creatine kinase (CK) is an enzyme that is found in the brain, heart, skeletal muscle, and other tissues. In the case of muscle damage, higher amounts of CK are released into the bloodstream.
In the blood, normally a small amount of CK is present, which comes from the skeletal muscles primarily. In the event of any damage to the muscles or any interference with the production of muscles, energy can lead to increased levels of CK. Also, these levels may rise if there is any change in the use of muscle energy. Examples of such conditions include strenuous exercises and myositis (inflammation of the muscles).
Muscle diseases (myopathies), such as muscle dystrophy can also lead to an increase in the values of CK. However, significantly high levels of CK are observed in rhabdomyolysis, in which there is an extreme breakdown of skeletal muscle in the tissue.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 6 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Total Creatine Phosphokinase (CPK) test in Delhi?
The cost of the Total Creatine Phosphokinase (CPK) test in Delhi is Rs. 300.
How often should I get tested for the Total Creatine Phosphokinase (CPK) test?
The Total Creatine Phosphokinase (CPK) test is prescribed by your doctor after completing the assessment of your conditions.
What are the normal values of the Total Creatine Phosphokinase (CPK) test?
Male: 55–170 U/L
Female: 30–135 U/L
What is the type of sample required?
This test requires a blood sample.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for a Total Creatine Phosphokinase (CPK) test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for a Total Creatine Phosphokinase (CPK) test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book a Total Creatine Phosphokinase (CPK) test in Delhi?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time booked by you.
Why should I book a Total Creatine Phosphokinase (CPK) test with Orange Health in Delhi?
Orange Health is the fastest diagnostic lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Delhi. Our trained, professional, and vaccinated e Medic will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!
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