CPK and ESR blood test

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soxx
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   Posted 12/3/2008 7:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey everyone, I just had some blood work done and was woundering if anyone could help me with a question. A nurse called me and gave me the results back m test. She told me that My Cpk test was   (Low is 55) (High is 17o) and mine was 569. Way over the high limit.
Also my ESR test was (Low is 0) (High is 9) mine was 37 again way over the high limit. She said this was a muscle enzime test and a muscle inflamation test. Can anyone explain this to me. I have to go see the rhumy again on the 15th. They know there is a problem but they can't figure what exactly it is.

Terrie B
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   Posted 12/3/2008 7:48 PM (GMT -7)   
From what I have read, an elevated CPK test result can be due to a heart attack or skeletal muscle disease...
ESR-this test is used to test for chronic inflammations, including infections, cancers, and autoimmune diseases. It is helpful in diagnosing two specific inflammatory diseases:temporal arteritis and polymyalgia rheumatica... basically, it shows that there is inflammation.
I don't know all of the ins and outs of it. This is just information I have read. Hope it helps a little...
 
 
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Ginny
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   Posted 12/3/2008 8:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I get my ESR tested every month so I know quite a bit about it.  It's a test to measure systemic inflammation. Lupus is a classic, systemic, inflammatory disease.  Which I have.
 
Normal ranges are 0-20.  If you are having a flare up of a specific inflammatory disease, your number can easily reach 100 or more.  Your number of 37 is a sign that something might be going on. 
 
It's a very unpredictable test.  Most of the time, it makes a liar out of me!  I'll be feeling like crap, and my number is within normal ranges.  Or I'll feel really well, and my rheumy will call me and ask how I'm doing because my ESR is elevated......  It's a very frustrating test, and I wouldn't base a lot on it unless the number is at least 60 or more.
 
Not sure why the nurse said it was a muscle inflammation test.  It tests inflammation systemically.  So all over the body and in the blood. Not just the muscles.
 
I don't have any information for you in regards to the CPK test.  Sorry!
 
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KE08
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   Posted 12/4/2008 3:49 PM (GMT -7)   
CPK TEST HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH HEART. I USE TO GO TO THE ER FOR CHEST PAIN AND THE DOCS WOULD ALWAYS MENTION THAT MY CPK WAS NORMAL. THEY WOULD DO THAT TEST AFTER AN EKG AS A DOUBLE PRECAUTION.

MY ESR IS NORMAL- (7) BUT I FEEL LIKE CRAP..SO I'M USUALLY DUMB FOUNDED.. NEVER BEEN ELEVATED THAT WAS ONE OF THE REASONS MY RHEUMY SAYS ITS MORE SO FIBRO - NO INFLAMMATION ETC.

HOPE THIS HELPS..GOOD LUCK:+)

KE08
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   Posted 12/4/2008 3:53 PM (GMT -7)   
OH ...keep in mind that the nurse said muscle- your heart is a mucsle. I would probably followup with your doctor for more information. ((hugs)). I know for sure that cpk is something they test for- as far heart issues, but it may be some other mucsle in your case, but i'm not sure.

((hugs))
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