Myoglobin, Qualitative Urine
Myoglobin Screen, Urine, EPIC: LAB5914, SOFT: MYOU
Specimen Collection Criteria
Collect: A random, clean-catch, midstream urine specimen in a screw-capped container (preferred) or other sterile collection container. (Min: 5.0 mL)
- A fairly concentrated (first morning void) specimen is preferred.
- Optimum specimen volume is at least 20 mL.
- Document the time of the specimen collection.
- Pease refer to the Specimen Collection Manual for instructions on Random Urine Collection:
Physician Office/Drawsite Specimen Preparation
Refrigerate (2-8°C or 36-46°F) the specimen immediately after collection and arrange for transportation to the Laboratory. Maintain refrigerated prior to transport. (Min: 5.0 mL)
Preparation for Courier Transport
Transport: Urine in a sterile collection container, refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F). (Min: 5.0 mL)
- Specimens not collected and processed as indicated.
Specimen Stability for Testing:
Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): 1 hour
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 72 hours
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): 1 month
Specimen Storage in Department Prior to Disposal:
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 7 days
Grosse Pointe Hematology/Urinalysis Laboratory.
Royal Oak Urinalysis Laboratory.
Troy Hematology/Urinalysis Laboratory.
Sunday - Saturday, 24 hours a day.
STAT results available within 4 hours of receipt in the Laboratory.
Routine results available within 24 hours.
Manual - Qualitative, visual screen for hemoglobin (dipstick) after precipitation of interfering hemoglobin with ammonium sulfate.
The presence of myoglobin in the urine indicates recent muscle damage and may lead to renal tubular damage.
Severe injury to striated muscle tissue from crush injuries, high voltage electrical shock and occasionally severe muscle exertion, may cause myoglobinuria.
EPIC: LAB5914, SOFT: MYOU
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