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Test Compendium

2800: CK TOTAL AND CK-MB FRACTION

Test Code

  • 2800

Test Synonym

  • CK and CK-MB

Volume

  • 1 mL

Minimum Volume

  • 0.4 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Serum

Container

  • Serum Separator Tube, Plain Red Top Tube, Transfer Tube- Serum

Storage

  • Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

  • 1 day

Special Instructions

  • Serum from a SST (gel-barrier) or Red Top Tube. If a Red Top is drawn , separate from cells and transfer to a plastic transport tube

Specimen Stability

  • Stability: CK-MB Stable for 5 hours at 20-25 °C, 12 hours at 2-8 °C 3 months at -20 °C.Freeze only once. CK, Total -2 days at 15-25 °C(Room temp),7 days at 2-8 °C (Refrigerated) 4 weeks at (-15)-(-25) °C (Frozen)