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MYOGLOBIN QUANTITATIVE, URINE

Mnemonic

U MYGLBQ

Synonym

Urine Myoglobin - MYGLU - U MYGLQ - URINE MYO

Guidelines

Urinary myoglobin is highly unstable unless alkalinized with Na2CO3 preservative. Even with alkalinization, myoglobin deterioration is variable and specimen dependent (approximate averages of 10% at 1 day, 20% at 3 days, and 30% at 7 days).

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Urine, 10 mL urine myoglobin transport tube (Mayo supply #T691)

Handling

1.) If specimen is at ambient temperature, aliquot the urine to a urine myoglobin transport tube (Supply T691) within 1 hour of collection. Refrigerate specimen.
2.) If specimen is refrigerated, aliquot the urine to a urine myoglobin transport tube (Supply T691) within 2 hours of collection.

Preferred Volume

5.0 mL Preserved Urine

Minimum Volume

1.0 mL Preserved Urine

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Use of any transport tube other than urine myoglobin transport tube (T691).

Stability

Preserved Urine: Refrigerated (2-8 °C): 7 days

Testing Information

Note

Please see our LabAlert - Urine Myoglobin Test Requires Specialized Collection Tubes.

Order transfer tubes by calling Legacy Client Services at (503) 413-1234.

Performed

Mon - Sun

Reported

24-72 hours

Method

Latex Particle-Enhanced Immunoturbidometric Assay

Referral Lab

Mayo Medical Laboratory (MYGLU)

Reference Values

Reference Values

0-21 μg/L (ng/mL)

CPT Codes

83874

Last Updated: Thursday, March 14, 2019 12:50:57 PM


Client Services: 503-413-1234