Cardiac troponins are currently the most sensitive and specific biochemical markers of myocardial necrosis. There are three types of troponin in heart muscle fibers. Those are troponin-C, -I, and -T. Together they contribute to make cardiac muscle fibers contract. The clinical measurement of serum Tn-I has become an important tool in the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction. Serum Tn-I is a more reliable than creatine kinase as a prognostic marker in people with ischemic chest pain. National and international scientific organizations have suggested the use of troponins, Tn-I and Tn-T, when implementing new diagnostic strategies in patients with acute coronary syndrome.
|Compatible Device||ichroma™ II|
|Sample Type||Serum, Plasma|
|Reaction Time||12 minutes|