Creatine Kinase, MB

Sunquest Code:CRKMB  
Epic Code:LAB5593Epic Name:Creatine Kinase, MB
Synonyms:CK MB; MB, Creatine Kinase; CPK-MB; CKMB
Methodology:Chemiluminescent immunoassay
CPT Code:82553
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-2 days.
Special Instructions:Troponin I is the preferred cardiac marker.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:4 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Green (lithium heparin, gel) (Red or gold (gel))
Causes for Rejection:Specimens exposed to repeated freeze/thaw cycles. Fibrin in serum samples. Samples not free of all particulate matter.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Separate from cells ASAP. Centrifuge and aliquot 2 mL, 0.5 mL minimum. Store in freezer.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:80480 (CK MB)


Reference Range:Creatinin Kinase, Isoenzyme MB: 0.0-5.0 ug/L; CK-MB Relative Percent: 0.0-5.0%

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