CREATINE KINASE-MB QUANTITATION

Mnemonic

CKMB

Synonym

CK-MB - Creatine Kinase Isoenzyme A - CK Isoenzyme 2 - CK-MB Mass Assay

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum or Plasma, one 5.0 mL gold (SST) or 3.0 mL mint green (PST) top tube

Handling

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum: 30 minutes). Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed specimens

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient (20-25°C): 8 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 3 days; Frozen (at or below -20°C): 3 months

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Method

Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

Reference Values

Negative: FEMALE up to 2.88 ng/mL
MALE up to 4.94

CPT Codes

82553

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:05 AM