Specimen Requirements

Title

CREATINE KINASE (CK/CPK),TOTAL

Specimen Requirement

1 SST/1.0 mL serum. After 30 minutes of clotting, promptly centrifuge and refrigerate serum.

Methodology

Stability

Room Temp: 1 day; Frozen: 1 month

Reference Range

By Report

Turnaround

1 day

Clinical Use

Measurements of Creatine Kinase are used in the diagnosis and treatment of myocardial infarction and muscle disease, such as progressive Duchenne-type muscular dystrophy.

Test Code

CPK