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3851: Creatine Kinase (CK) Isoenzymes Print View
CK1-BB EP/S  < 1  % of total 
CK2-MB EP/S  < 4  % of total 
CK3-MM EP/S  97 - 100  % of total 
Creatine Kinase Total S  view ref range  U/L 

1 Serum 2 (1) mL   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)  

Evaluation of myocardial infarction and/or skeletal muscle damage. The creatine kinase isoenzyme test separates the major isoenzymes of creatine kinase (CK-MM (muscle), CK-MB (specific for cardiac muscle), and CK-BB (found in brain, prostate, gut, lung, bladder, uterus, placenta, and thyroid) by electrophoresis. The test provides the percentages of each in relationship to total creatine kinase. The test provides information on recent muscle damage (CK-MM and CK-MB), providing specific information about possible cardiac muscle damage (CK-MB) due to myocardial infarction. In all types of muscular dystrophy, and especially in the Duchenne type, serum CK activity is greatly elevated. CK-MB can arise from tissues other than the myocardium. These include inflammatory and degenerative muscle diseases, traumatic lesions including shock, intoxication, hypothyroidism, and in women immediately after obstetric delivery. Myocardial damage is usually excluded if CK-MB activity is <5 or 6% of the total CK activity. CK-BB can be elevated up to 6-fold in maternal serum with up to 10% from the uterus and and placenta. CK-BB can also be elevated in neonates, hypothermia, gastrointestinal infarction, adenocarcinoma, and lung tumors. Prostate tumors and tumors of the bladder, testes, breast, kidney, and ovary have also been associated to varying degrees with increases in CK-1. Use of a more cardiac-specific Troponin I assay test code #3393, is also recommended to evaluate patients with suspected acute myocardial infarction.

Centrifuge serum specimens within 1
hour of collection, transfer serum to a sterile,
plastic, screw-capped vial(s). If CK and CK
isoenzymes are ordered together, specimen must be
submitted frozen.
Setup Schedule
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
4 days

CPT Codes
82550, 82552

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

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