Troponin IMain Content
Test Code: 59039
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
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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