[CKs & Bilirubins?]

Author: Bryan Lombardo (---.bos.east.verizon.net)

Date: 08-22-02 17:44

Does anyone know what CK-MB and CKMD index are and what they tell? And what does Bilirubin mean?

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[Re: CKs & Bilirubins?]

Author: Sarah B--Board Moderator (---.client.attbi.com)

Date: 08-22-02 17:55

Dear Bryan

The last link is an excellent explanation of the index and what it means!

"Bilirubin is the waste product that results from the breakdown of hemoglobin molecules from worn out red blood cells. Ordinarily, it is excreted from the body as the chief component of bile. Excessive levels of bilirubin stain the fatty tissues in the skin yellow; this condition is called jaundice."

http://www.transweb.org/qa/qa_txp/faq_bili.html has a little more detail on levels.

"an elevated CK/MB value is a good indication of myocardial infarction"

http://www.labtestsonline.org/unders...ckmb/test.html

Sarah

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[Re: CKs & Bilirubins?]

Author: Bryan Lombardo (---.bos.east.verizon.net)

Date: 08-22-02 18:04

my ck levels were 332. It says the reference range is 41-266. And my CKMB quantity was 6.6 and the reference range is 0.0-5.0. So what does this mean? Does this mean i was possibly on course for a heart attack or something??

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[Re: CKs & Bilirubins?]

Author: Lisa Salberg (---.dyn.optonline.net)

Date: 08-22-02 19:12

Bryan,

This is a question to go over with your doctor. While the message board is wonderful for sharing information and gaining a better understanding of medical terms .... these specific matters of test results such as these and what they mean to your overall heath is best left to your treating doc.

As simply a thought....I would not think (based on your age mostly) that your headed for an MI... it may have something to do with your heart and disease progression...but not an MI.

Best wishes Bryan! Take care

Lisa

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[Re: CKs & Bilirubins?]

Author: Sarah B--Board Moderator (---.client.attbi.com)

Date: 08-22-02 21:33

Dear Bryan

The last link I included indicated that there are other reasons why this test result can be elveated, so it is very important to talk to your doctor.

S