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Myoglobin, Serum

Additional Codes

Primary ID

Epic Code Mayo Test ID




Reporting Name

Myoglobin, S

Useful For

Assessing muscle damage from any cause

Method Name

Latex Particle-Enhanced Immunoturbidometric Assay

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type


Specimen Required

Collection Container/Tube: 

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Centrifuge and aliquot serum into plastic vial.

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Frozen  14 days

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia Reject
Gross icterus Reject

Reference Values

≤90 mcg/L

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday; Continuously

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
MYGLS Myoglobin, S 2639-3


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
MYGLS Myoglobin, S 2639-3

Test Classification

This test has been cleared, approved or is exempt by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

Analytic Time

1 day

Specimen Retention Time

7 days

NY State Approved