Creatine Kinase Specific for MB

Overview

  • EPIC Code:
  • LAB63
  • Soft Test Code:
  • CKMB
Alternate Names
  • CK Total and CKMB
  • CKMB
  • CKMB Fractionation
Included Tests

Creatine Kinase (CK)


Specimen Collection & Preparation

Patient Preparation

Patient should discontinue taking Biotin, Vitamin B7, or Vitamin H 48 hours before getting blood drawn.


Specimen Requirements

1.0 mL Plasma from a PST Mint Green Top Tube - Lithium Heparin (preferred)
or
1.0 mL Serum in a SST Gold Top Tube

Alternate Specimen

1.0 mL Serum from a Red Top Tube in a Plastic Vial
or 
1.0 mL Plasma from a Green Top Tube - Li Heparin in a Plastic Vial

TransportAndStorage

5 hours Ambient
12 hours Refrigerated
3 months Frozen

Collection Instructions

Avoid Hemoloysis

Clinical Interpretation

Reference Range:

< 5.0 ng/mL or < 2.2% index


Test Comments:

Patients taking vitamin supplements containing doses of >5 mg/day may have falsely decreased test results generated.


Methodology:
  • FEI

Production Schedule

Sites Performed
  • Parkview Regional Medical Center
Days Performed
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Departments
  • Chemistry

Coding & Compliance

CPT Coding

82553