MYOGLOBIN QUANTITATIVE, BLOOD

Mnemonic

MYO

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

Handling

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum: 30 minutes). Keep tube stoppered at all times. Freeze aliquot if unable to perform immediately.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed or lipemic specimens

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient (20-25°C): 8 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 24 hours; Frozen (at or below -20°C): 2 years

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Method

Chemiluminescent

Referral Lab

SAMARITAN NORTH LINCOLN HOSPITAL

Reference Values

Reference Values

PLASMA/SERUM:
MALE: 25-72 ng/mL
FEMALE: 25-58 ng/mL

CPT Codes

83874

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:23 AM