Myoglobin, Urine

Supply# 177447 Myoglobin Urine Tube

Test Code: 661

CPT Code: 83874

Methodology: Fixed rate time nephelometry

Clinical Significance: The breakdown of skeletal muscle (rhabdomyolysis) releases myoglobin. Very high concentrations of myoglobin may increase the risk of acute renal failure.

Alternate Names: N/A

Collection Guide: 

Supply#: 177447 - Myoglobin Transport Tube

Preferred Specimen(s): Random urine submitted in a myoglobin transport tube

Preferred Volume: 4mL

Collection Instructions: Add exactly 4mL random urine to a myoglobin transport tube within one hour of collection. Freeze and ship frozen. Exactly 4mL of urine in the myoglobin transport tube is required to achieve the required pH of >8.0 more than 4mL of urine will lower the pH outside of acceptable range.

Note: Myoglobin in urine is very unstable unless the pH is between 8.0 and 9.0


Transport Container: Myoglobin Transport Tube

Transport Temperature: Frozen

Specimen Stability: Frozen: 72 hours

Rejection Criteria: Specimen received in a non-Myoglobin Transport tube; More than 4 mL urine in Myoglobin Transport tube; Specimen received room temperature; Specimen received past stability; pH <8.0; Timed urine

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