Creatine Kinase (CK), TotalMain Content
Test Code: 374
CPT Code(s): 82550
Methodology: Spectrophotometry (SP)
Clinical Significance: Test for myocardial infarction and skeletal muscle damage. Elevated results may be due to: myocarditis, myocardial infarction (heart attack), muscular dystrophy, muscle trauma or excessive exercise.
Alternative Name(s): CK, CPK
Supply: T01 - Red/Gray SST 8.5mL
Preferred Specimen: Serum
Preferred Volume: 2mL
Transport Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Transport Temperature: Room Temperature
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 72 hours
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: If CK and CK Isoenzymes ordered together, specimen must be submitted frozen.
Rejection Criteria: Gross hemolysis
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