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Creatine Kinase -MB (CK-MB)

Also known as: CK MB; CPK MB
Formal name: Creatine Kinase-MB
Related tests: CK, Myoglobin; Troponin; Cardiac biomarkers

 

  • Why should I do it?

To determine if you have had a heart attack and whether certain clot-dissolving drugs are working

 

  • When should I do it?

If you have chest pain or other signs and symptoms of a heart attack

 

  • What Kind of Sample is Needed?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in the arm

 

  • Test Preparation Needed?

None