Myoglobin urine

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.