Creatine Kinase (CK) Test

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At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To detect and monitor muscle damage and to help diagnose conditions associated with muscle damage

When to Get Tested?

If you have muscle pain, tenderness, weakness and swelling after muscle damage, particularly if your urine becomes dark reddish-brown in colour

Sample Required?

A blood sample taken from a vein in the arm

Test Preparation Needed?

None