Abstract IgA-linked creatine kinase (CK, EC 188.8.131.52) is a macro CK type 1 isoenzyme that has an identical electrophoretic mobility to CK-MB. Its presence has the potential of causing misdiagnosis of myocardial infarction. Mixing anti-CK-B antiserum with the sample prior to electrophoresis did not unequivocally distinguish between the two isoenzymes. Similarly, anti-human IgG and IgM antibodies were also ineffective. However, the IgA-linked isoenzyme band was removed by anti-human IgA antiserum. While anti-CK-M antibodies did not affect the electrophoretic mobility of IgA-linked CK-BB, the antibody eliminated both the CK-MB and CK-MM bands. Thus, specific anti-IgA and anti-CK-M antibodies may be used to establish the presence of the myocardial isoenzyme.