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What is the CPK test used for?
A CPK test measures the concentration of total CPK enzymes in the patient’s serum.
- To detect any cardiac muscle damage that helps diagnose a heart attack.
- To determine the effectiveness of the provided therapy in terms of muscle damage.
- To identify the source of chest pain.
- To determine muscular dystrophy.
- To diagnose dermatomyositis, malignant hyperthermia, polymyositis, and other muscle diseases.
What is included in the CPK test?
In the CPK test, the total creatine phosphokinase (CPK) enzyme level is measured in the blood serum when a muscle is under stress or injured, CPK leaks into the blood and elevated levels.
There are three main isoenzymes of CPK. CPK-BB is present in the lungs and brain. CPK-MB is a more specific marker of myocardial muscle, whereas CPK-MM is a marker of skeletal muscle. Finding which specific form of CPK is elevated helps determine which tissue has been damaged.
A certified lab technician conducts this test.
Procedure for CPK test
- This test requires a blood sample which is usually collected from the vein. It should only take a few minutes to collect the sample.
- A topical antiseptic is applied to the inside of your elbow to clean a small area of your skin. An elastic band is then wrapped around your upper arm to apply pressure to find a vein.
- Once a vein is seen, a sterile needle is inserted to draw blood into a small tube.
- When the needle is inserted, you may feel a sting; however, the pain will dissipate almost immediately.
- After that, a small bandage will be applied at the procedure site.
- The sample is labeled and sent to our accredited labs of your choice (made during the booking) for further processing.
- With the help of state-of-the-art technology, the blood sample will be analysed by the lab technician.
- Once the analysis is completed, the blood test results will be available on the MFine app within the next 24-48 hours.
How to prepare for the CPK test?
CPK blood test is a simple blood test and does not require any special requirements or fasting before the test. Samples can be taken as per the convenience of the patient. Inform the doctor regarding any prescription medication or special drugs you are taking. Certain medications, for example, can interfere with CPK testing.
- Amphotericin B
Other factors that can cause an increase in levels of CPK are
- Vigorous exercise
- Intramuscular injections
- Recently performed surgery
- Cardiac Catheterisation.
Things to consider after the CPK test is complete.
Once the test results are available, a general physician, cardiologist, neurologist, nephrologist, or surgeon in your city will review CPK blood test reports and discuss the diagnosis with you.They will recommend and guide you through treatment and any subsequent follow-ups if the levels are high. If you are in the hospital, this test may be repeated in the next two or three days. Please do not attempt to self-diagnose your medical condition.
What types of infection can CPK test detect?
The following are some diseases that can be diagnosed using a CPK test:
- Dermatomyositis is a rare disease that causes muscle weakness and skin rash.
- Polymyositis is a type of muscle disease that causes muscle pain and stiffness.
- In electric shock, the musculoskeletal system is the most affected.
- Malignant hyperthermia
- Brain injury or stroke
- Other conditions of muscle breakdown.
How much does the CPK test cost?
Through the MFine app, you can now book CPK tests from certified lab partners in your city.
Certified lab partners of MFine for CPK test
|Prima Diagnostics||Starts at ₹412|
|5th Vital Labs||Starts at ₹495|
|Orange Health||Starts at ₹260|
|Predlabs||Starts at ₹364|
|5th Vital Labs||Starts at ₹495|
|Aster Labs||Starts at ₹400|
|Human Health||Starts at ₹330|
*Disclaimer: The value varies based on location, time, and your preferred lab partner.
How long does it take to get the results for the CPK test?
You can expect to get the results for the CPK test within 24 to 48 hours after the sample is collected. However, in some instances, depending on the location, medical advice, and preferred lab partner, it may take longer.
What do abnormal CPK test results indicate?
The average CPK level is 20 to 200 micrograms per litre (mcg/L). Normal CPK test value varies slightly between laboratories, from male to female and between races. Discuss the test reports with your doctor.
High levels of CPK may indicate:
- Muscle injuries
- Hormonal disorders like hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism
- Viral infections
- Diseases affecting the heart, brain, and muscles like a heart attack, an inflammation of the heart muscle, a brain injury, convulsions, delirium tremens, or a stroke.
- Diseases of muscles like Rhabdomyolysis, polio.
- Muscle injury caused during a road traffic accident.
- Heart problems like myocardial infarction, pericarditis,
- Muscle dystrophy
- Lung tissue death (pulmonary infarction)
- Dermatomyositis or polymyositis
Low levels of CPK may indicate:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Bedridden patients who have very low activity
Disclaimer: Please consult with your doctor to interpret the test reports.
Is CPK a definitive test?
The most specific diagnostic for muscular dystrophy is a creatine phosphokinase (CPK) measurement (MD). CPK levels that are elevated are a sign of muscular illness. Hemolysis has little effect on CPK levels since the concentration of CPK in red blood cells is negligible. CPK, like the other enzymes tested, is unaffected by liver disease.as are the other tested enzymes (e.g., aldolase, transaminases, lactate). High CPK levels represent leakage of the enzyme from the muscle cells only.
The timing and pattern of a fall or rise in CPK levels are significant in making a diagnosis, particularly after a heart attack or myocardial infarction. Early diagnosis of acute Myocardial infarction helps in planning the treatment. CPK values must be assessed within 24 hours of the onset of symptoms for more accurate results.
How to read the CPK test report?
If your results show you have a higher than normal level of CK, it may mean you have an injury or disease of the muscles, heart, or brain. To get more information, your provider may order tests to check the levels of specific CK enzymes:
- If you have higher than normal CK-MM enzymes, it may mean you have a muscle injury or diseases, such as muscular dystrophy or rhabdomyolysis.
- If you have higher than normal CK-MB enzymes, it may mean you have an inflammation of the heart muscle or are having or recently had a heart attack. The CK-MB test is a cardiac marker that is used to help in the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction. It detects the presence of CK-MB in the blood, which is a combination of two variants of the enzyme phosphocreatine kinase.
- If you have higher than normal CK-BB enzymes, it may mean you have had a stroke or brain injury.
Other conditions that can cause higher than normal CK levels include:
- Blood clots
- Hormonal disorders, including disorders of the thyroid and adrenal glands
- Lengthy surgery
- Certain medicines
- Strenuous exercise can increase creatinine level elevation. It is possible to be healthy and have a high creatinine kinase level. Therefore, it is important to consult your doctor before undertaking any strenuous physical excercise.
Why book a CPK test?
A CPK test is performed to determine the total CPK level in your body. CPK isoenzyme testing can assist in determining the exact source of the damaged tissue.
CPK is made of three slightly different substances:
- CPK-1 (also known as CPK-BB) is mostly seen in the lungs and brain
- CPK-2 (also known as CPK-MB) is mostly seen in the cardiac muscle
- CPK-3 (also known as CPK-MM) is seen in skeletal muscle
This test is used to:
✔ help in diagnosing a heart attack.
✔ evaluate the cause of chest pain.
✔ determine if or how badly a muscle is damaged.
✔ to detect dermatomyositis, polymyositis, and other muscle diseases.
✔ tell the difference between malignant hyperthermia and postoperative infection
the pattern and timing of a rise or fall in CPK levels can be significant in making a diagnosis. This is particularly true if a heart attack is suspected.
CPK test at home – how does it work?
The CPK test is just like any other blood test. A lab technician visits your home when you book your tests through the MFine app. The lab technician first cleans the arm and then inserts a syringe into a vein. The required amount of blood is then taken into a vial. The lab technician then removes the needle and places cotton wool or a bandage over the prick.
Are there any risks involved with the CPK test?
The CPK blood test is a relatively safe procedure with minor side effects. The following are some possible side effects of the CPK test:
- Minor bruises or soreness may form at the site of injection. By applying pressure to the affected area for several minutes, you can reduce the likelihood of bruising.
- In rare cases, the vein may swell after the blood sample is taken. This condition is known as phlebitis. This can be treated with a warm compress several times per day.
- Some people may experience dizziness, fainting, or infection at the puncture site.
What can affect the results of the CPK test?
Test results may vary or show an increased level of CPK if you have any of the following before the test:
- Procedures like cardiac catheterisation.
- Consumption of alcohol.
- Strenuous physical exercise.
- Skeletal muscle injury.
- Certain medications and supplements.
Why Book A CPK Test?
- A CPK test is booked to determine the levels of CPK enzymes present in the serum of the patient. It helps in diagnosing the following conditions:
- Any damage to the cardiovascular muscles can lead to a heart attack.
- The source of any chest pain. Muscular dystrophy.
- Checking the effectiveness of muscle treating therapy.
- Polymyositis, dermatomyositis, malignant hyperthermia, and additional muscle conditions.
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What Does the CPK Test Measure?
- A CPK test measures the level of Creatine phosphokinase enzymes in the bloodstream. When a muscle is stressed or damaged due to severe injury, the CPK flows into the bloodstream and its levels get elevated. Since these enzymes are present in the heart, brain, lungs, and skeletal muscles, any elevation or fall in CPK levels needs to be measured.
What Preparation is Needed for the CPK Test?
- The CPK test is just like a normal blood test, which does not require much preparation. There is no need for fasting or avoiding any particular food before the blood test. You must, however, avoid rigorous workouts before the test and inform your doctor about any ongoing medications. You must also inform your doctor of any recent medical or surgical history as a person who has recently undergone surgery, cardiac catheterization, or intramuscular injections would possibly have higher levels of CPK enzymes in their bloodstream.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I avail at-home sample collection in Anna Nagar, Chennai?
Yes, you can avail at-home sample collection anywhere in Chennai with the help of MFine. You just need to book an appointment with the lab through which you would want to undergo the test and specify your location and address of residence, after which the lab technician would arrive at your place of residence and conduct the test.
What is the cost of the CPK Test in Chennai?
The cost of the CPK test varies from one lab to the other. The private labs offer a specific price, while the labs associated with hospitals would provide the test for a lower cost. The cost at Chennai ranges from Rs.240 to Rs. 800 or more, depending on the type of test.
How can I reschedule my appointment for the CPK Test?
You can easily reschedule your appointment for the CPK test on MFine. Any appointment which has to be rescheduled should be reported at least a few hours before the time of the appointment, else it will elapse, and you will have to book a new appointment and pay again.
Is the lab technician coming for CPK Test sample collection vaccinated?
Yes. Our lab technicians are fully vaccinated. Further, they also ensure safety by wearing a mask and using a sanitiser and gloves during sample collection.
When is the CPK Test recommended?
A CPK test is recommended when there is any inflammation in your muscles or if you have any chest pain or other discomfort relating to your muscles. This should be done when discomfort begins to avoid any serious complications. A person who is severely injured or has faced any shock or trauma should undergo this test to ensure the level of CPK enzymes is normal in their blood. Else, medications should be taken accordingly as directed by the physician.
Is a prescription required to book a CPK Test?
No, a prescription is not required to book a CPK test. A CPK test can be taken by any person who feels any discomfort. After which, they can consult a physician depending upon the test results. Also, a check on the level of enzymes for a person who has undergone treatment in the hospital is recommended with the prescription.
Does MFine provide result interpretation along with the reports?
Yes. MFine provides result interpretation along with the reports. Also, you will be able to avail a free doctor consultation after the lab test to understand your reports accurately. Our doctor will also advise and prescribe medicines based on the results.
Is the CPK Test definitive?
The CPK test indicates the level of CPK enzymes in the body, and the fluctuations indicate muscle illness. The timing at which the CPK level falls or rises is significant to determine the issue and treat it at an earlier stage. A CPK test should generate values within 24 hours, as it is important to assess it within 24 hours for accurate results.
What are other tests usually recommended along with the CPK Test?
Other prominent blood tests like the electrolyte panel and kidney function tests might be ordered along with the CPK tests. These tests are all vital for the diagnosis of muscular diseases.
What diseases can be detected through the CPK Test?
A CPK test could determine diseases like brain injury or stroke, myopathy, convulsions, malignant hyperthermia, polymyositis, and other conditions of muscle breakdown. All these diseases should be appropriately medicated under the consultation of a physician.
How can I download my CPK Test report?
- Login to MFine
- Go to your profile
- Click Attachment and Reports
- Click Lab Report and download the same.
Are there any discount offers running on the CPK Test in Chennai?
Usually, you can avail of up to a 50% discount on CPK Test through MFine. However, the discount and test price may vary based on lab partner and location.