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* MYOGLOBIN QUANTITATIVE, BLOOD

Mnemonic

MYOGLQ

Synonym

MYO - Myoglobin

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Preferred: Plasma, one 3.0 mL mint green (lithium heparin, PST) top tube, also acceptable: Serum, one 5.0 mL gold (SST) top tube or 7.0 mL red top tube

Handling

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum: SST - 30 minutes and red top tubes - 60 minutes). Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells, preferably within two hours of collection. Sample types should not be used interchangeably during serial sampling.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL Plasma/Serum, (Whole Blood 1.2 mL minimum draw)

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed or lipemic specimens

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient (18-26°C): 8 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 24 hours; Frozen (≤ -20°C): 1 month

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

24 hours

Method

Chemiluminescent

Reference Values

Reference Values

MALE:    17-106 ng/mL
FEMALE:    14-66 ng/mL

CPT Codes

83874

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:25 AM


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