Myoglobin, Serum
0020224
Ordering Recommendation
Not a standalone test. Cardiac troponins [troponin I (0090613) or troponin T (0098803)] are the recommended tests for diagnosis and management of acute coronary syndrome.
Mnemonic
MYOG-S
Methodology
Quantitative Electrochemiluminescent Immunoassay
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Plain red or serum separator tube. Also acceptable: Green (sodium or lithium heparin), lavender (EDTA), or pink (K2EDTA).  
Specimen Preparation
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Grossly hemolyzed specimens.  
Remarks
  
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 3 months  
Reference Interval
Male: 28-72 ng/mL
Female: 25-58 ng/mL  
Interpretive Data
 
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
83874
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0020224Myoglobin Serum
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Aliases
  • Serum myoglobin