Creatine phosphokinase (CPK)

Muscle Health

A healthy result should fall into the 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

Creatine phosphokinase (CPK) result calculator

insert the value from you Creatine phosphokinase (CPK) test result.

What does it mean if your Creatine phosphokinase (CPK) result is too high?

When the total CPK level is very high, it most often means there has been injury or stress to muscle tissue, the heart, or the brain.

Muscle tissue injury is most likely. When a muscle is damaged, CPK leaks into the bloodstream.



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