Muscle Health

Keeping your muscles healthy will help you to be able to walk, run, jump, lift things, play ... Healthy muscles let you move freely and keep your body strong.

Aldolase

Optimal range: 3.3 - 10.3 ug/L

Aldolase is an enzyme that participates in glycolysis, which is the pathway for metabolizing glucose into energy. Elevated levels of aldolase in the blood occur in diseases of muscle including Duchenne muscular dystrophy, dermatomyositis, and polymyositis.

LEARN MORE

Creatine kinase

Optimal range: 24 - 204 U/L

Creatine kinase (CK) is an enzyme that our muscles release into the bloodstream in response to physical damage. CK tests are often run to diagnose a heart attack or determine the extent of a sports related injuy. 

 

LEARN MORE

Creatine phosphokinase (CPK)

Optimal range: 35 - 232 U/L

Creatine phosphokinase (CPK) is an enzyme in the body. It is found mainly in the heart, brain, and skeletal muscle.

This test may be used to:

  • Diagnose heart attack
  • Evaluate cause of chest pain
  • Determine if or how badly a muscle is damaged
  • Detect dermatomyositis, polymyositis, and other muscle diseases
  • Tell the difference between malignant hyperthermia and postoperative infection

LEARN MORE

Troponin

Optimal range: 0 - 0.03 ng/mL

Troponin proteins are released when the heart muscle has been damaged, such as occurs with a heart attack. The more damage there is to the heart, the greater the amount of troponin T and I there will be in the blood.

LEARN MORE