Description: The Creatine Kinase (CK) Total test may be used to determine muscle damage. Creatine kinase is an enzyme found in muscles and other tissues including the heart and brain. When muscles or cells are damaged, the level of creatine kinase in the blood rises. The Creatine Kinase test may also be used to determine if a person has had a heart attack. Turnaround time for the CK test is typically 1 business day.
Requirements: Creatine Kinase testing requires avoiding exercise prior to blood draw.