CPK Muscle enzyme
CPK muscle enzyme (Also known as creatine kinase) is a great biochemical marker in certain disease conditions. Different isoforms of CPK enzyme is found especially in the Brain, Heart and Skeletal muscle. Whenever there is damage to these organs blood CPK level goes up. The term “CPK Muscle enzyme” is specifically used for the isoforms found in the skeletal muscles and the heart. When there is a traumatic damage or inflammation in heart or skeletal muscle CPK Muscle enzyme level in the blood goes up. But remember there is a basal level of CPK Muscle enzyme always present in the blood. But sudden elevation of the CPK Muscle enzyme level does not signal these conditions. It is also elevated after exercise and in black people the CPK enzyme level is normally high. If you found to have higher level of CPK enzyme it may be necessary to repeat the test later. If the CPK enzyme level is significant with the clinical findings doctors may decide the management straight away. Stating can also give rise to myositis and elevated CPK Muscle enzyme levels. Anyway final decision about elevated CPK levels should be taken by a specialist in the area.