Synonyms/Also Known as
CK MB, CPK MB
CK, Myoglobin, Troponin, Cardiac Biomarkers
Why get tested?
To differentiate between skeletal and cardiac muscle damage, to detect a heart attack and to monitor the progress of a heart damage.
When to get tested?
To diagnose the cause of an increased creatine kinase (CK) level which could be due to a skeletal or heart muscle damage, to diagnose a subsequent heart attack or an ongoing heart damage is present.
Test preparation needed
No special preparation required