Order Code: C137
ABN Requirement: No
Synonyms: CK; Total CK; Creatine Phosphokinase; CPK
Volume: 0.5 mL
Minimum Volume: 0.2mL
Container: Gel-barrier tube (SST, Tiger Top)
- Collect and label sample according to standard protocols.
- Gently invert tube 5 times immediately after draw. DO NOT SHAKE.
- Allow blood to clot 30 minutes.
- Centrifuge at 1300 rcf for 10 minutes.
Transport: Store serum at 2°C to 8°C after collection and ship the same day per packaging instructions provided with the Cleveland HeartLab, Inc. shipping box.
Ambient (15-25°C): 2 days
Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 days
Frozen (-20°C): 4 weeks
Deep Frozen (-70°C): 4 weeks
Causes for Rejection: Specimens other than serum; improper labeling; samples not stored properly; samples older than stability limits; hemolyzed specimens
Turn Around Time: 1 to 3 days
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Intended Use: Creatine kinase testing may be ordered for individuals suspected of having a myocardial infarction or for evaluation of skeletal muscle disorders.
Limitations: Cyanokit (Hydroxocobalamin) may cause interference with results. In very rare cases gammopathy may cause unreliable results. Non-hemolyzed samples are recommended by the IFCC for testing. Highly lipemic specimens may cause unreliable results.