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Test Code MYOG Myoglobin, Serum, LAB105


Chemiluminescent Homogeneous Sandwich Assay

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements


Preferred: Green-top (lithium heparin) tube

Acceptable: Gold-top serum gel tube or plain red-top tube
Specimen Volume: 0.2 mL of lithium heparin plasma

Stability: Serum or plasma should be physically separated from cells as soon as possible

              with a maximum limit of 2 hours after collection.  Separated specimens should be

              stored at 2 – 8°C and analyzed within 7 days. For longer storage, samples may be

              frozen at -20°C for up to 28 days.

Note: 1. Different specimen types should not be used interchangeably during serial testing.

2.  This assay is affected by biotin interference.


Reference Values

Males: 16-116 ng/mL

Females: 13-71 ng/mL

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding


Useful For

Myoglobin is useful in and most noted for helping to ruling out acute myocardial infarcts (AMI) but  can also be beneficial in diagnosing severe shock, extensive trauma, serious intoxication, terminal stage of kidney insufficiency, myocarditis, acute infectious diseases, and myopathies.