Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) tests
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)

Tests could include:

  • Electromyography (EMG) is a diagnostic tool that evaluates muscle or nerve problems. It uses surface electrodes to assess the ability of motor neurons (the nerve cells that control your muscles) to transmit electrical signals. It also uses needle ...
  • The creatine phosphokinase test measures the amount of creatine phosphokinase (CPK) present in the blood. The test is also known as creatine kinase, CPK test, and CK test. Creatine phosphokinase is a specific enzyme found primarily in the heart, s...
  • In some cases, your doctor may decide that he or she needs a sample of your tissue or your cells to help diagnose an illness or identify a cancer. This removal of tissue or cells is called a biopsy. While a biopsy may sound scary, it's important t...
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  • An electrocardiogram (also known as an ECG or EKG) is a simple, painless test that measures your heart's electrical activity. Every heartbeat is triggered by an electrical signal that starts at the top of your heart and travels to the bottom. Hear...
  • A muscle biopsy is a procedure that removes a small sample of tissue for testing in a laboratory. The test can help your doctor to see if you have an infection or disease in your muscles. A muscle biopsy is a relatively simple procedure. It is usu...
  • A Holter monitor is a device that your doctor may ask you to wear for a short amount of time to track any possible abnormalities in your heart rhythm.
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