Creatinine Kinase (CPK) - Serum

Creatinine Kinase (CPK) - Serum


A creatine kinase (CK) test may be used to detect inflammation of muscles (myositis) or muscle damage due to muscle disorders (myopathies).

This Test Includes

Creatinine Kinase (CPK)

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:

  • Creatinine Kinase (CPK) - Serum Test


  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician


Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

The CPK is a lab test that detects and verifies creatine phosphokinase (CPK) levels in the blood and is used to diagnose any muscle damage in the body. CPK acts as a marker to detect health problems like heart attacks, asses reasons for chest pain, neurological disorders, death of muscular tissue, convulsions and to give information about the muscular dystrophy status of a patient. Low CPK levels are indicative of acute viral hepatitis and alcoholic liver disease. Thus, a CPK blood test would help diagnose several medical conditions and helps in treatment before further damage is caused.

What is this test

Creatine Phosphokinase (CPK) is one of the enzymes located predominantly in the heart, skeletal muscles and brain. The predominant task is to convert the creatine into phosphate, which is interns consumed or burned up as a quick energy source of the cells of the body. When any sort of muscle damage or stress is found, the levels of CPK enzyme increase notably.