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  • Creatine Kinase - Muscle and Brain

    Test Name:CK-MB  
    Epic Order Code:LAB63  
    CPT Code:82553  
    Specimen(s) Type:Plasma or Serum  
    Acceptable Container(s):
    Testing Schedule:24 hrs/day, 7 days/week
    Turn Around Time:STAT: 1 hour  
     Routine: 2 hours  
    Collection Information:No special patient preparation is required. Obtain specimen by standard collection procedures.
    Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
    Reference Clients:If unable to deliver to the lab within 1 hour, centrifuge the specimen and remove plasma/serum from the red cells. Store and transport at 2-8° C. Specimen must be received in the lab within 24 hours.
    Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect/delay in transport.
    Reference Range:Male:0 - 6.73 ng/mL 
     Female: 0 - 3.77 ng/mL 
     Critical:> 6.74 ng/mL 
    Additional Information:The CK-MB method measures not only CK-MB but also CK-BB, mitochondrial-CK or CK-BB-IgG present in patient sera. These latter sources of CK-B activity can be distinguished by persistent elevation of CK-MB over an extended time period.