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Overview

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:

  • Blood

Side effects/risks of Troponin – T

The Troponin – T test has no known side effects or risks.

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