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Test ID: CKMB

CKMB

  • CPT Code: 82553
  • LOINC: 13969-1
  • Specimen Type: Serum, or green top
  • Frequency: Setup: Daily; TAT <24 hrs.
  • Instructions: 0.5mL serum from Red gel tube; Alt/ plasma from green top tube.
  • Text: CKMB has traditionally been used as an aid in the diagnosis of myocardial injury. While CKMB has been replaced by troponin assays in the work-up of many patients with acute chest pain, CKMB may be useful if the initial troponin determination is abnormal or if a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 re-infarction.
  • Methodology: Two site immunoenzymatic "sandwich" assay.

 

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