At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
To determine whether muscle, particularly heart muscle, has been injured; to detect high levels in the urine that can cause kidney damage after extensive muscle damage
When to Get Tested?
Every 2-3 hours for the first several hours after experiencing chest pain that is suspected to be due to a heart attack; when there has been severe traumatic injury to skeletal muscle
A blood sample drawn from a vein in the arm or a random urine sample
Test Preparation Needed?