The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Creatine kinase (CK) isoenzymes / macro-CK

Creatine kinase (CK) isoenzymes / macro-CK

Indication for requesting: to determine the cause of elevated CK if there are diagnostic difficultires. The proportion of CK-MB is elevated in MI, myocarditis and hypothermia. CK-MB is also increased in response to skeletal muscle disease or injury and extreme physical exercise.

Tube 01 (SE) - Serum Gel
ID Tests&Tubes0177
Additional Information **Not routinely available**. Only performed if total CK >400, EXCEPT for R & D. Please contact Duty Biochemist before requesting this test (0113 39 26922 option 2).
Turn Around Turnaround time stated by NW London Pathology: < 1 month.
Send to Blood Sciences LGI
(Test referred to: Charing Cross (NW London Pathology))
Contact For further details please contact Leeds Pathology customer services: leedsth-tr.pathologycustomerservice@nhs.net.
Advice Full Referred Test details logged internally on the referred test database [BSF2REC17003]http://leedspath.myeqms.com/Administrator/LoadDocADM.asp?ID=82998&Ext=True&CCID=1
Collection Con Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL (absolute minimum is 100 uL).
Instructions to lab: Centrifuge sample, separate serum, store in freezer. EDTA or lithium heparin samples are not suitable.
Sample REQ Blood
Ref. Range Notes Interpretation will be provided on the report.
Telepath CKMB1R & SA1R. If a study sample for R&D, book in as XCKMBL & SA1R.