Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

Myoglobin Test in Kenya

Brief Description

it is a blood test used to indicate myocardial muscle injury by measuring the amount of myoglobin in the blood


Not known

Patient Preparation

Patients on biotin supplementation should stop consumption at least 72 hours prior to sample collection

Sample Type


Sample volume

1ml with a minimum volume of 0.7ml

Sample collection Container

Gel-barrier tube"," red-top tube

Sample collection instructions

if red top is used"," transfer separated serum to a plastic transport tube

Sample storage

Store sample at room temperature

Reference range

male: 28-72ng/ml"," female 25-58ng/ml

Results Turnaround

1-3 days after receipt of samples

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

high myoglobin levels are associated with high voltage electrical accidenta and intramascular injection. It appears with trauma"," malignant hyperthemia"," dermatomyositis and muscular dystrophy.