Myoglobin - urine

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Item Process
Specimen

Random urine specimen collected without preservative.

Method

Immunoassay.

Reference Interval

Not detected.

Application

Suspected rhabdomyolysis.

Differentiation of myoglobinuria from haemo­globinuria in patients with coloured urine giving a positive reaction to haem.

Interpretation

Increased levels are found in any condition causing significant muscle cell damage.

The test is not useful in the assessment of patients with myocardial ischaemia.

Reference

David WS. Neurol Clin 2000; 18(1): 215-243.