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Creatine kinase (CK)

Category Biochemistry
Test background

CK is assayed as a marker of rhabdomyolysis (severe muscle breakdown), muscular dystrophy and monitoring statin therapy.

Clinical Indications

Diagnosis and monitoring of rhabdomyolysis.

Reference range


Male 40-320 IU/L
Female 25-200 IU/L
Sample & container required SST (gold top)
Sample volume 0.5 mL
Turnaround time 1 day