The Troponin – T test measures the levels of Troponin – T proteins in blood. 1
What is Troponin – T?
Troponin is a type of protein that is released when the heart is damaged, for example, in a heart attack. Troponin – T test measure the level of Troponin – T 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 – T suggested?
An Troponin – T 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 – T performed?
The Troponin – T 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 – T test is done.
What are the parameters measured in Troponin – T?
The Troponin – T test measures the level of Troponin – I protein in the blood sample drawn.
Preparation before performing Troponin – T
The Troponin – T 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 – T
There is no post-care necessary after Troponin – T test.
Sample types in Troponin – T
The sample type in Troponin – T test is:
Side effects/risks of Troponin – T
The Troponin – T test has no known side effects or risks.