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Is a CK-MB reading of 40 a cause for concern?

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Posted on Sat, 28 May 2016
Question: Hi dear. What if my CK-MB is 40 !!!
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Answered by Dr. Lilit Baghdasaryan (35 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Don't worry

Detailed Answer:
Dear Sir,

In most laboratories cut off value for CK MB is 25, but usually abnormal value is above 50. Under 50 is there are many false positive results, so it is very important to listen patients complains carefully, to find out if the patient has another disease, and if there are still suspicions, repeat it in 3-6 hours.

Hope this was helpful

Wishing you good health

In case of further questions don't hesitate to ask

Regards,
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Is a CK-MB reading of 40 a cause for concern?

Brief Answer: Don't worry Detailed Answer: Dear Sir, In most laboratories cut off value for CK MB is 25, but usually abnormal value is above 50. Under 50 is there are many false positive results, so it is very important to listen patients complains carefully, to find out if the patient has another disease, and if there are still suspicions, repeat it in 3-6 hours. Hope this was helpful Wishing you good health In case of further questions don't hesitate to ask Regards,