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22897 Myoglobin, Plasma or Serum

Myoglobin, Plasma or Serum
Test Code: MYO-S
Synonyms/Keywords
Myoglobin-Blood​
Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
No​ Serum or Plasma​ Lithium-heparin Plasma Separator Tube (PST)​ Serum Separator Tube (SST)​, Red Top Tube (RTT) 0.5 mL​ 0.4 mL​ 0.3 mL​
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum/Plasma​ Refrigerated​ 7 days​
Frozen​ >7 days to 30 days​
Rejection Criteria
EDTA plasma
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Marshfield​ Monday through Sunday​Less than 2 hours​
Two-site Sandwich Immunoassay using Direct Chemiluminometric Technology/Siemens Centaur
Test Information
In screening for early acute MI, recommended protocol is to obtain a baseline (zero-hour) sample plus one additional sample 2-4 hours later. A doubling of the zero-hour sample or a 40 ng/mL increase over 2 hours is suggestive of acute MI. Two normal myoglobin results along with a negative TnI or CK-MB in the baseline sample effectively rules out AMI. Myoglobin may disappear from serum within 12 hours after symptoms; accordingly an additional marker such as Troponin I or CK-MB should always be obtained on the baseline sample if the time of onset of symptoms is not known.​
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
Marshfield​ <=110 ng/mL ​
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Quantity Description Comments
83874​
Synonyms/Keywords
Myoglobin-Blood​
Ordering Applications
Ordering Application Description
​Centricity ​Myoglobin-Blood
​Cerner ​Myoglobin, Serum
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Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
No​ Serum or Plasma​ Lithium-heparin Plasma Separator Tube (PST)​ Serum Separator Tube (SST)​, Red Top Tube (RTT) 0.5 mL​ 0.4 mL​ 0.3 mL​
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum/Plasma​ Refrigerated​ 7 days​
Frozen​ >7 days to 30 days​
Rejection Criteria
EDTA plasma
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
Marshfield​ <=110 ng/mL ​
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Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Marshfield​ Monday through Sunday​Less than 2 hours​
Two-site Sandwich Immunoassay using Direct Chemiluminometric Technology/Siemens Centaur
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Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
83874​
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.