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* Creatine Kinase-MB Quantitation

Mnemonic

CKMB

Synonym

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

Includes

CK, CKMB

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Preferred: Plasma, one 3.0 mL mint green (lithium heparin, PST) top tube
Also acceptable: Serum, one 5.0 mL gold (SST) or 7.0 mL red top tube

Supply Item Number – 147641, 101235 or 101192

Handling

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum: SST - 30 minutes and red top tubes - 60 minutes). Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells, preferably within two hours of collection.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL Serum/Plasma

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL Serum/Plasma (1.2 mL minimum whole blood draw) 

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed specimens

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Room Temperature (18-26°C): 8 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 48 hours; Frozen (≤ -20°C): 3 months

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

24 hours

Method

Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Reference Values

Reference Values

CPT Codes

82553

Last Updated: Thursday, February 11, 2021 06:49:43 PM


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