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CK-MB CK RATIO (MB)

Department: Chemistry
Test Synonym(s): MB
CPT Codes: 82550, 82553
Methodology: Kinetic Coupled Enzymatic Assay
Reference Range: CK-MB 0-150 yrs: 0-6 ng/mL, CK-MB/CK RATIO <3.0%
Tube Type: Light green PST (Lithium Heparin with gel) tube-4.5 mL
Specimen: Plasma
Pediatric Requirements: 2 light green top microtainers
Volume: 1 mL plasma
Minimum Volume: 0.4 mL plasma
Temperature: Room temperature, > 4 hours store at 2-8 degrees C; >2 days - 6 mo: -20 degrees C
Reasons for Rejection: Incorrect tube, QNS
Days Performed: Daily
Times Performed: Continuous
TAT: Stat: 1 hour, routine: 2 hours

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