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Lab Dept:

Chemistry

Test Name:

CK MB INDEX PANEL

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

CKMP

Synonyms:

MB, Creatine Kinase

CPT Codes:

82553 – Creatine kinase; MB fraction only

Test Includes:

Total CK, CK-MB, CK Index

Logistics

Test Indications:

While CKMB has been replaced by troponin assays in the work-up of many patients with acute chest pain, CKMB may be useful if the initial troponin determination is abnormal or if a hospitalized patient has a suspected reinfarction.

Lab Testing Sections:

Chemistry - Sendouts

Referred to:

Allina Medical Laboratory (Test#: 946/MBI)

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6280

STP Lab: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

1 day, performed daily

Special Instructions:

N/A

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Blood

Container:

Green (Lithium Heparin) top tube

Draw Volume:

3 mL (Minimum: 1.5 mL) blood

Processed Volume:

1 mL (Minimum: 0.5 mL) serum

Collection:

Routine venipuncture

Special Processing:

Lab Staff: Centrifuge specimen, remove serum aliquot into a screw-capped round bottom plastic vial. Store and ship at frozen temperatures. Forward promptly.

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

Mislabeled or unlabeled specimens

Interpretive

Reference Range:

CK MB

<7.0 ng/mL

CK Index

<5.0

Critical Values:

N/A

Limitations:

N/A

Methodology:

Chemiluminescent, Sandwich Complex

References:

Allina Medical Laboratory March 2013

Updates:

6/10/2010: Reference range update, previously reported as ≤6.2 ng/mL for all patients.
9/11/12: Moved from Mayo to Allina.



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