Myoglobin

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: MYO
POE DESCRIPTION: Myoglobin
CPT CODE: 83874
CDM NUMBER: 3181140
DAYS PERFORMED: Daily, 24 hours
TURNAROUND TIME: Routine: 4 hours; STAT: 1 hour
CONTAINER TYPE:

Red top tube - 4 mL or SST tube

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS:

4.0 mL blood (2.0 mL serum)

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1.0 mL blood (0.3 mL serum)
REFERENCE RANGE: 0 - 110 ng/mL
METHODOLOGY: Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immunoassay (CMIA)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Myoglobin is present in both cardiac and skeletal muscle.  Any damage to either of these muscle types results in myoglobulin released into the blood stream.