Creatine Kinase, Total, Serum or Plasma
0020010
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
CK
Methodology
Quantitative Enzymatic
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Plasma separator tube or serum separator tube.  
Specimen Preparation
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature.  Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimens collected in potassium oxalate or sodium fluoride. Grossly hemolyzed specimens.  
Remarks
  
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 month  
Reference Interval
Male
0-19 years: By report
20 years and older: 20-200 U/L 

Female
0-19 years: By report
20 years and older:  20-180 U/L  
Interpretive Data
 
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
82550
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0020010Creatine Kinase, Total, Ser/Pla2157-6
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Aliases
  • CK
  • CK concentation
  • CK level
  • CPK
  • Creatine Phosphokinase
  • phospho-creatine kinase
  • Total CK