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Why was the blood test done?
That is not a test normally done on children.
What was the level?
This is a muscle enzyme that can be elevated in muscle diseases but is also elevated when a muscle has been injured, as with a bruise.
It can be a sign of muscle diseases that cause damage to muscle tissue releasing the enzymes (CK) inside.
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Muscular dystrophy is a disease of males since it is linked to the x chromosome. There are other muscle diseases that can affect girls but I have to say that drawing blood is not the first thing I do when evaluating children with developmental issues.
I would simply refer her to a PT or OT for a developmental evaluation and then just watch for a bit.
There are lots of kids her age not standing or walking who are completely normal.
It likely isn't so I'm not sure I'd be too concerned. The issue with doing random tests is that if one is abnormal, even slightly, then you have to do more tests to explain or verify it.
Maybe, but that is not a substitute for a good history and physical exam as well as developmental testing.
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Not at all. Having an assistant call you and scare you like that is pretty thoughtless in my opinion.
Call the office and find out the level and let me know.
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