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What blood test beside CPK and aldolase are good test for muscle breakdown or dystrophy?

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
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In brief: Skeletal muscle

Ck or CPK is the best test for muscle breakdown.
Alsolsae can be occasionally elevated in patients with myositis who have normal ck levels. Ldh isoenzymes, transaminases, & ck isoenzymea are other tests, but unlikely to be of value if CPK & aldolase are normal. Measuring inflammatory markers & serological studies may help narrow the possibilities. Sometimes a nerve study +/- biopsy are needed.

In brief: Skeletal muscle

Ck or CPK is the best test for muscle breakdown.
Alsolsae can be occasionally elevated in patients with myositis who have normal ck levels. Ldh isoenzymes, transaminases, & ck isoenzymea are other tests, but unlikely to be of value if CPK & aldolase are normal. Measuring inflammatory markers & serological studies may help narrow the possibilities. Sometimes a nerve study +/- biopsy are needed.
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