Myoglobin is a protein thats typically found in heart and skeletal muscle tissues. The only time that myoglobin is found in the urine is when injury to a muscle has occurred. In particular, injury to the skeletal muscle results in the release of myoglobin. When detected through a blood test, the presence of myoglobin is clinically significant.
This Test Includes
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Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.
Why it is Done
The test is used to find out if any muscle damage has occurred in the body that can cause severe muscle trauma, a heart attack with heartburn and indigestion, chest pain and discomfort and radiating pain to the jaw and face. The test is also used in the detection of high myoglobin levels in the urine that may cause kidney damage.
What is this test
Myoglobin, a protein in the striated muscles can be released in high concentrations because of certain injuries. The high concentrations are then reflected in the urine as it is excreted via the kidneys and thus can be tested for some metabolic diseases and kidney damage.