This test measures the blood level of creatine kinase, an enzyme that is released into the blood after a muscle injury.
This test measures the blood level of creatine kinase (CK), an enzyme that is normally found in muscles. When a muscle is injured, such as during a heart attack, it releases CK into the blood.
In an adult, the blood sample is usually taken by placing a needle in a vein in the arm.
What should I ask my healthcare provider before having this test?
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