Troponin I

Material: Blood
Study price: PLN 38.00
Waiting time for the result: result no later than the next working day
Booking:

  • We perform the test without prior reservation only at selected intake points/hours - NOTE! Check the hours of the tests

Luxmed collection points

Preparation for the study

General

  • The test material is blood.
  • The patient does not need to be fasting.About 30 minutes before the test, it is advisable to drink a glass of water or bitter(unsweetened) tea.

Important

Samples brought from outside are not accepted for testing.

Description

Troponin I is a protein found in cardiac muscle and, in conjunction with troponin T and troponin C, regulates the calcium-dependent interaction between actin and myosin. Three isotypes of TnI have been identified: one associated with rapidly contracting skeletal muscle, one associated with slowly contracting skeletal muscle and one associated with cardiac muscle. The cardiac form contains an additional 31 amino acid residues in the N-terminal fragment of the molecule. Clinical studies have shown that cTnI is detectable in circulating blood 4-6 hours after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and its concentration remains elevated for the next few days.
This increase in cTnI concentration covers the diagnostic window for both CK-MB and lactate dehydrogenase. Subsequent clinical studies have shown that cTnI has a higher specificity for myocardial injury than CK-MB.

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