CK Total


Sunquest Code:CK  
Epic Code:LAB62Epic Name:CK Total
Synonyms:Creatine Kinase, Total; CPK
Methodology:Bichromatic rate
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Green (lithium heparin, gel) (Green (lithium heparin) on ICE, Red (no gel), Red or gold (gel))
Causes for Rejection:Moderate hemolysis


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot within 2 hours of collection 1.25 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:Stability: Refrigerated - 7 days; frozen - 29 days.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (University of Minnesota Health Maple Grove Clinics, Fairview Range - FRMC, UMMC-East Bank, Oxboro Bloom, Fairview Lakes - FLMC, Fairview Ridges - FRH, Fairview Northland - FNMC, Fairview Southdale - FSH, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, M Health Clinic and Surgery Center, Grand Itasca GICH)


Interpretive

Critical Range:Greater than 1000 U/L
Reference Range:Female: 30-225 U/L Male: 30-300 U/L. According to literature, the mean total CK levels of black men and women have significantly higher levels than those from white men and white women respectively (approx 50-150% higher).
GICH: Female or Male 30-223 U/L


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