|Test||TROPONIN T, SERUM|
|Description||Useful in assisting the diagnosis of acute coronary syndromes in patients with chest pain.
No sample should be collected on patients receiving therapy with high biotin doses(i.e. biotin therapy for Multiple Sclerosis or oncology patients; skin, hair and nail supplements, or multivitamins containing > 5 mg/day) until at least 12 hours after the last biotin administration. If unsure, or if the clinical picture does not fit the results please contact the laboratory . We have methods to check for biotin interference as well as for any other interferences and for the accuracy of the results.
|Specimen||Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube or serum gel tube. Spin down and send 1.0 mL (0.5 mL minimum) of serum refrigerated.|
|MMC Specimen||Draw blood in a plasma gel tube.
1.0 mL (0.3 mL minimum) of plasma required.
|Reference Values||0.0 - 0.02 ng/mL|
|Analytic Time||1 Day - Available STAT|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||Monday through Sunday|