Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : October | Volume : 10 | Issue : 10 | Page : BD01 - BD02

Is dilution important: Factitious Total Creatine Kinase in case of Rhabdomyolysis? BD01-BD02

Sunil Kumar Nanda, Asha Dinakaran , Lopamudra Ray

Correspondence
Dr. Sunil Kumar Nanda,
Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Pondicherry, India.
E-mail: drsknanda1@gmail.com

Factitious test reports may result in incorrect diagnosis and incorrect management. Such incorrect diagnosis can be prevented by a vigilant biochemist. We report a case of Rhabdomyolysis presenting with extremely low total Creatine Kinase (CK) levels which was factitious. Running the sample in dilution resulted in a very high value of total CK which could have been missed if the sample was not run in dilution and the diagnosis of Rhabdomyolysis could have been missed.