Creatine Kinase, MB

Abbrev Code:CRKMB   
Order Code:LAB5593Order Name:Creatine Kinase, MB
Synonyms:CK MB; MB, Creatine Kinase; CPK-MB; CKMB
Methodology:Chemiluminescent immunoassay
CPT Codes: 82553 x1
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)
Alternate Containers: Purple (EDTA), Red or gold (gel)
Causes for Rejection:Specimens containing particulate material. Grossly hemolyzed specimens. Specimens exposed to repeated freeze/thaw cycles.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Allow specimen to clot for 15-20 minutes at room temperature. Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. 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


Reference Range:
Creatinine Kinase, Isoenzyme MB  
   Female 0-4.3 ng/mL
   Male 0-7.7 ng/mL

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