Creatine Kinase is an enzyme produced in many different types of cells, but which is particularly important in muscles. High levels of CK can indicate muscle trauma or damage as a result of seizures, surgery, bruises, inflammation, or nutritional and degenerative diseases.
In a person with chest pain, levels of CK can be measured to assess whether or not they have had a heart attack. High levels of CK are suggestive of muscle damage and a high CK-MB level indicates that the damage was heart specific.
The Randox high quality, reliable CK-MB reagent offers excellent assay performance.