Myoglobin

Myoglobin is a topic covered in the Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests.

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Synonym/Acronym:
MB.

Rationale
A general assessment of damage to skeletal or cardiac muscle from trauma or inflammation.

Patient Preparation
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.

Normal Findings
Method: Electrochemiluminescent immunoassay.

Conventional UnitsSI Units (Conventional Units × 0.0571)
Male28–72 ng/mL1.6–4.1 nmol/L
Female25–58 ng/mL1.4–3.3 nmol/L
Values are higher in males, related to higher muscle mass, and lower in older adults, related to decreased muscle mass.

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
N/A

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