CK-MB Mass Serum Test in Ahmednagar
CK-MB Mass Serum Test measures the blood level of CK-MB (creatine kinase myocardial band) in the blood.
To distinguish between skeletal muscle and heart muscle damage; sometimes to determine the occurrence of a heart attack (if the troponin test is not available); It’s also recommended to detect a second or subsequent heart attack.
Your doctor may recommend this test for you if you have recently had a chest pain which he may suspect is a heart attack. A CK-MB can also be ordered when a person has high CK to determine whether the muscle damage identified is to the heart or other muscles.
Creatine kinase-MB (CK-MB) is a form of an enzyme found primarily in heart muscle cells, and this test quantifies the CK-MB level in the blood.
Reference Values Of CK-MB Mass Serum Test
Normal reference values for serum CK–MB range from 3 to 5% (percentage of total CK) or 5 to 25 IU/L.
CK-MB is normally present in minute quantities and are undetectable with the tests available.
Elevated CK-MB along with classic symptoms such as chest pain are indicative of a recent heart attack. Levels that are constantly fluctuating indicate a second or ongoing heart attack.
If CK-MB is elevated and the ratio of CK-MB to total CK (relative index) exceeds 2.5-3, then it’s indicative of heart damage
Any form of strenuous exercise can also increase can also show high levels of this enzyme in the blood. High CK-MB level can also be seen if the kidney is damaged.
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