ugg mini bailey button CPK Blood Test Procedure and Results
Blood is drawn from a vein, usually from the arm. The venipuncture area is cleaned with alcohol or another antiseptic. A tourniquet is placed around the upper arm to cause the vein to swell with blood. The needle is inserted into the vein, and the blood is allowed to collect in a blood collection tube. During the blood draw, the tourniquet is removed to allow blood to circulate freely. Once the blood has been collected, the needle is removed from the puncture site,
and pressure is placed on the site to help stop bleeding. For infants and children, a lancet is used to collect the blood sample. The blood is then placed on a slide or test strip. This is because CPK leaks into the bloodstream whenever this type of damage occurs. This test may be used to identify heart attack; determine the cause of chest pain; determine the level of muscle damage present; detect some conditions early;
and give information about a patient’s muscular dystrophy status. Hospitalized patients may have the CPK blood test performed on a daily basis for a period of several days. Gradual elevations in the level of CPK in the blood can help doctors diagnose serious conditions.