May 31, 2016




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Myoglobin, Urine

Myoglobin, Urine (GM1540) Mayo Medical Labs Lab Test

Name: Myoglobin, Urine

Test Name: Myoglobin, Urine

Health Link Test Code: GM1540

LIS Test Code: MYGB

Clinical Information:

Test limited to Inpatient & ED.


Urine Myoglobin may be useful in suspected skeletal muscle injury or acute kidney failure without obvious cause. Consider creatine kinase (CK). Urine Myoglobin is not useful for monitoring cardiac injury. For suspected cardiac injury see Troponin.


Testing Site: Testing will be sent to an approved reference laboratory

Link: http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/Overview/35109

Collection Instructions:

Test is performed on inpatients and ED patients only.


Patient must have a urinalysis within 12 hours with a positive heme for this test to be performed.  If a urinalysis was not performed within the last 12 hours or if the heme result was negative, the myoglobin test will be canceled.

Unacceptable Criteria:

Specimens greater than 1 hour at toom temperature or 2 hours refrigerated when received by the laboratory are not acceptable.


This test is not available to ambulatory patients.


Samples not transferred to urine myoglobin transport tube.