CPK isoenzymes test

Alternative Names

Creatine phosphokinase – isoenzymes; Creatine kinase – isoenzymes; CK – isoenzymes

Definition of CPK isoenzymes test

The CPK isoenzymes test measures the different forms of creatine phosphokinase (CPK) in the blood. CPK is an enzyme found mainly in the heart, brain, and skeletal muscle.

Review

David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 2/19/2009

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