Used for qualitative determination of human CK-MB in whole blood/serum/plasma as an aid for the diagnosis of myocardial infarction(MI).
- Primary tests ordered to detect and monitor heart attack.
- When a person has chest pain a doctor wants to determine whether the pain is due to a heart attack, CK-MB is ordered.
- Increased CK-MB can be detected in someone with heart attack about 3-6 hours after the onset chest pain. The level of CK-MB peaks in 12-24 hours, then returns to normal within 48-72 hours.
- Cut-off: 5 ng/ml