Effective July 6, 2011, the laboratories at WMH and BGH will be changing the reference ranges for the CK (Creatinine Kinase) method. The laboratories will now be reporting gender-specific ranges for this test.
The old and new range(s) are provided below:
Old Range [not Gender-specific]
New Ranges [Gender-specific]
26-192 IU/L [Female patients]
39-308 IU/L [Male patients]
These changes are being made in order to align the ranges with an updated manufacturer methodology.
For questions please contact Angela K. Armato, MT, MBA (WMH, 763-5780) or Rosemary Parkinson, MT (BGH, 762-2347). Thank you.