Troponine l

AsseyMethod: Chemiluminescence
Abbrevation: Tpi
Sector: Hormone 1
SampleType: S
S.Vol: -
Transport: at 2-8˚c, -20˚c
Storage: 2 days at 2-8˚c for longer time at -20˚c
Test Name: Troponine l
Normal Range: up to 1

This test is related to
Why get tested?

To see if you have had a heart attack or damage to your heart muscle

When to get tested?

If you are having chest pain that may be due to a heart attack.

Sample required?

A blood sample taken from a vein in the arm

Test preparation needed?


What is being tested?

Troponins are proteins in muscle fibres that help to regulate muscle contraction. There are three different troponins: skeletal muscle troponin C (TnC) and two heart muscle troponins, cardiac troponin T (cTnT) and cardiac troponin I (cTnI). When there is damage to heart muscle, cTnI and cTnT are released into the blood.

How is the sample collected for testing?

A blood sample is taken by needle from a vein in the arm.

Is any test preparation needed to ensure the quality of the sample?

No test preparation is required.