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Creatine Kinase (CK) Blood Test, MB - NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

The CK test will help determine if you have had a heart attack and whether certain clot-dissolving drugs are working.


Test Code: 120816

Also Known As: CK-2, CK-MB

Methodology: Electrochemiluminescence immunoassay (ECLIA)

Preparation: No fasting required. Stop biotin consumption at least 72 hours prior to the collection.

Test Results: 1-2 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.


A Creatine Kinase-MB Blood Test, also known as a CK-MB Test, can help determine whether a person has suffered a heart attack and if specific clot-dissolving drugs are working.

The CK-MB Test also goes by the following names: Creatine Kinase-MB, CK MB, CKMB, CPK-MB, CPK MB, CPKMB, and CK-2. No fasting is required for this blood test, and results will be delivered within 1-2 days. This test does not require a doctor's order or insurance.

The CK-MB Test is often ordered as a follow-up to a CPK Test if elevated levels of creatine kinase (CK) are present. The test can help determine whether the muscle damage detected in the CPK Test is to the heart or other muscles. If a doctor suspects a heart attack, the CK-MB Test can help verify the diagnosis and determine if the heart is damaged.

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