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Test Code CKMBAC CKMB, LAB2356

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements


Preferred: Green-top (lithium heparin) tube

Acceptable: Gold-top serum gel tube or plain red-top tube
Specimen Volume: 0.1 mL of lithium heparin plasma

Stability: Samples may be stored at room temperature for 12 hours or at 2 – 8°C for

               three days. For longer storage, samples may be frozen at -20°C for up to one month.


Reference Values

0.5-3.6 ng/mL

Useful For

The quantitation of CKMB is routinely ordered as part of the cardiac panel and is useful in the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (AMI).

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday


Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Test Classification and CPT Coding