Troponin I

Supply # T35 Lithium Heparin Vacutainer

Test Code: 59039

CPT Code(s): 84484

Methodology: Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immunoassay (CMIA)

Clinical Significance: Troponin I is part of a protein complex which regulates the contraction of striated muscle. In acute coronary syndromes (ACS), it can be detected in blodd at 4-8 hours following the onset of chest pain, reaches a peak concentration at 12-16 hours, and remains elevated for 5-9 days. Troponin I has been used as a reliable marker in the diagnosis of perioperative myocardial infarction in patients undergoing cardiac surgery.

Alternative Name(s): Not applicable

Collection Guide: 

Supply: T35 Lithium Heparin Vacutainer

Preferred Specimen: Lithium Heparinized Plasma - SEPARATED FROM CELLS WITHIN 2 HOURS OF COLLECTION

Preferred Volume: 2mL

Transport Container: Lithium Heparin Vacutainer

Transport Temperature: Refrigerated

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: SEPARATE FROM CELLS WITHIN 2 HOURS OF COLLECTION

Specimen Stability: Refrigerated: 72 HOURS

Rejection Criteria: Whole blood and over 8 hours old; Thawed plasma not refrigerated and over 8 hours old

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