CKMB - Performance: Creatine Kinase (CK) MB Isoenzyme, Serum

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: CKMB    
Creatine Kinase (CK) MB Isoenzyme, Serum

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

The Roche Cobas CKMB method is a sandwich electrochemiluminescence immunoassay which employs 2 monoclonal antibodies. Creatine kinase MB (CKMB) in the specimen reacts with both a biotinylated monoclonal CKMB-specific antibody and a monoclonal CKMB-specific antibody labeled with a ruthenium complex to form a sandwich complex. Streptavidin-coated microparticles are added and the mixture is aspirated into the measuring cell where the microparticles are magnetically captured onto the surface of the electrode. Application of voltage to the electrode induces the chemiluminescent emission, which is then measured.(Package insert: CKMB; Cobas 601/602 Roche Diagnostics Corporation, Indianapolis, IN)

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Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.

Monday through Sunday; Continuously

Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.

Same day/1 day

Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Medical Laboratories until the release of the test result

1 day

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

7 days

Performing Laboratory Location The location of the laboratory that performs the test