What is a PK test?

Also known as: pyruvate kinase test, pyruvate kinase blood test.

Pyruvate kinase, or PK, is an enzyme found within the body. A deficiency of this particular enzyme is related to a certain type of anemia. A PK test is a test of the content of pyruvate kinase within the blood. It’s used as a diagnostic tool for certain medical conditions, including some types of anemia.


Reviewed by: Guillermo R De Angulo, MD

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