The role of CPK isoenzymes in predicting extrauterine early pregnancy

Jenya Kruchkovich, Raoul Orvieto, Shlomo Fytlovich, Ofer Lavie, Eyal Y. Anteby, Ofer Gemer

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Objective To evaluate the ability of Creatine phosphokinase (CPK) levels and CPK-MB proportion to differentiate between extra and intrauterine of very early gestations with unknown location. Materials and methods The study is case-control. CPK levels and CPK-MB proportion in 51 women with extrauterine pregnancies were compared to those in 28 women with early intrauterine pregnancies. Results No significant difference was found between women with extrauterine pregnancies and early intrauterine pregnancies in the levels of CPK (80.9 ± 62.1 vs. 74.9 ± 51.5; p = 0.66) and CPK-MB proportion (16.2 ± 10.1% vs. 15.1 ± 11.1%; p = 0.86). Conclusion CPK and CPK-MB proportion determinations do not contribute to the clinical differentiation between early intra and extrauterine pregnancies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-137
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2012


  • CPK isoenzymes
  • Early pregnancy
  • Ectopic pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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