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What does the creatine kinase blood test looking for?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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In brief: Muscle injury

Creatine kinase is present in all types of muscles: skeletal, heart and smooth muscles.
Any injury to the muscles will raise the level of this enzyme. Some drugs, e.g., statin can also increase the level. The level cannot be too low.

In brief: Muscle injury

Creatine kinase is present in all types of muscles: skeletal, heart and smooth muscles.
Any injury to the muscles will raise the level of this enzyme. Some drugs, e.g., statin can also increase the level. The level cannot be too low.
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