Creatine phosphokinase is an enzyme. It is mainly present in the heart, skeletal muscles and brain tissues. The Creatine Phosphokinase Test is mainly done to measure the amount of creatine phosphokinase enzyme in the blood.
Creatine phosphokinase test is performed to measure the level of Creatine Kinase in blood and helps to confirm Myocardial Infraction, Myocardial Injury, Skeletal Muscle Injury and during and after treatment of these. Creatine phosphokinase (CPK) is an enzyme located in the skeletal muscles, brain and heart. It converts the creatine into phosphate which is used up by the cells of the body.
Determines and verifies creatine phosphokinase (CPK) levels in the blood.
A high CPK value indicates presence of diseases like myopathy, Muscular dystrophies, Dermatomyositis and more. A low value indicates liver and connective tissue disease.