CREATINE KINASE

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Test Code
1006
Test Description
Measures the amount of creatine kinase in the blood.
Abbreviation
CK
Minimum Volume
1mL
Transport Container
Serum Separator Tube
Transport Temperature
Refrigerated
Collection Instructions
Allow tube to clot and spin to separate cells within 45 minutes.
Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 4 hours; Refrigerated: 8-12 hours; Frozen: 30 days
Rejection Criteria
Hemolysis
CPT
82550