Myoglobinuria

Last updated: Thursday, 23, December, 2010
CausesAppropriate Tests

Myoglobin - urine, haemoglobin - urine (to distinguish from haemoglobinuria), microscopy (to distinguish from haematuria).

Lesser degrees of myoglobinuria, insufficient to cause urine discolouration, may occur in any disorder associated with muscle damage eg, myocardial infarction.

Creatine kinase (CK), potassium, calcium, phosphate, protein (total), albumin, creatinine, urea, urate. FBC, blood film, platelet count.

See also Renal failure - acute, DIC and Haemoglobinuria, Haematuria

Rhabdomyolysis

  • Extensive trauma
  • Heat stroke
  • Electric shock
  • Overdose, drug (with circulatory collapse)