Operational Medicine 2001, Health
Care in Military Settings, NAVMED P-5139, May 1, 2001, Bureau
of Medicine and Surgery, Department of the Navy, 2300 E Street NW, Washington,
Myoglobin is a protein found in skeletal and cardiac muscle.
Injury to striated muscle will cause a release of myoglobin into the
blood, elevating the myoglobin levels. Injuries may include:
- Traumatic injury (crush, blast)
- Excessive exercise
- Malayan Sea Snake bite
- Myocardial infarction
*These are general values taken from a variety of
sources. The actual normal values may vary from lab to lab and from one
type of testing protocol to another.