The Troponin – I test measures the levels of Troponin – I proteins in blood. 1
What is Troponin – I?
Troponin is a type of protein that is released when the heart is damaged, for example, in a heart attack. Troponin – I test measure the level of Troponin – I protein in blood to check if a heart attack has occurred. The test is usually done again two more time within the next six to 24 hours.1
Why is Troponin – I suggested?
An Troponin – I test is ordered by the doctor if the patient exhibits the following signs and symptoms:2
- Signs and symptoms of a heart attack.
- Chest pain.
- Pain in the shoulders, neck, jaw.
- Shortness of breath.
- Worsening angina.
How is Troponin – I performed?
The Troponin – I test is done in the following way:2
- A laboratory technician draws blood from a vein in your arm or hand.
- The sample is sent to the laboratory for analysis.
This is how a Troponin – I test is done.
What are the parameters measured in Troponin – I?
The Troponin – I test measures the level of Troponin – I protein in the blood sample drawn.
Preparation before performing Troponin – I
The Troponin – I test has no known side effects or risks apart from:
- A little pain or bruising at the spot where blood was drawn. 1
Post-care after Troponin – I
There is no post-care necessary after Troponin – I test.
Sample types in Troponin – I
The sample type in Troponin – I test is:
Side effects/risks of Troponin – I
The Troponin – I test has no known side effects or risks.