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Troponin

Also known as: TnI; TnT; cTnI; cTnT
Formal name: Cardiac-specific Troponin I and Troponin T
Related tests: CK; CK-MB; Myoglobin; Cardiac Biomarkers

 

  • Why should I do it?

To determine if you have had a heart attack or injury to heart muscle

 

  • When should I do it?

Immediately, then followed by a series of troponin tests over several hours if you are having chest pain or other symptoms that may be due to a heart attack

 

  • What Kind of Sample is Needed?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in the arm

 

  • Test Preparation Needed?

None