|Background:||CK-MB is a dimeric enzyme. Three different iso-forms occur in normal circulation: CK-MM (muscle type), CK-BB (brain type) and CK-MB that is primarily associated with the myocardium.
The measurement of CK-MB mass in serum is an important element in the diagnosis of myocardial ischaemia. Increased levels of CK-MB are detectable at 3 – 8 Hours after the onset of cardiac symptoms and may remain raised for several days.
CK-MB may appear raised in other conditions such as rhabdomyloysis or stroke. For this reason, CK-MB is measured in conjunction with Total CK and other cardiac markers such as Troponin T and/or Myoglobin to produce a more clear clinical picture
|Reference Ranges:||Male: 0 – 5.0 ug/L
Female: 0 – 2.9 ug/L
|Specimen Requirements:||Sample type:
|Turnaround Time:||2 hours|