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CSF: creatine kinase

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Synonym(s): Creatinine kinase, CK


Overview

  • An isoenzyme specific to the brain: increases in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), along with some other enzymes, in central nervous system (CNS) disease.

Sampling

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Tests

Methodologies

  • Standard enzymatic method.

Validity

Sensitivity

  • The sensitivity of CSF [CK] is not sufficient for diagnosis of a specific disease.

Specificity

  • The specificity of CSF [CK] is not sufficient for diagnosis of a specific disease.

Result Data

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Johnson P J & Constantinescu G M (2000) Collection of cerebrospinal fluid in horses. Equine Vet Educ 12, 7-12.
  • Johnson P J & Constantinescu G M (2000) Analysis of cerebrospinal fluid in horses. Equine Vet Educ 12, 13-17.
  • Furr M O & Tyler R D (1990) Cerebrospinal fluid creatine kinase activity in horses with central nervous system disease - 69 cases (1984-1989). JAVMA 197 (2), 245-248.

Other sources of information

  • Coles E H (1980) Veterinary Clinical Pathology. 3rd edn. WB Saunders Co, USA. (Review on CSF enzymology).

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