Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

Troponin Test in Kenya

Brief Description

it is ablood test aimed at diagnosis of myocardial infarction by measuring the amount of troponin T in the blood


cardiac troponin T

Patient Preparation

Patients on biotin supplementation should stop consumption at least 72 hours prior to sample collection

Sample Type

plasma(lithium-heparin)"," frozen

Sample volume

1ml with a minimum volume of 0.8ml

Sample collection Container

green-top tube"," lithium heparin tubes containing separating gel can be used

Sample collection instructions

separate heparin plasma by centrifugation and transfer to a plastic transport tube.

Sample storage

freeze the sample

Reference range


Results Turnaround

1-3 days after receipt of samples

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

troponins are released during the process of myocyte necrosis.They are detectable in arrhythmia"," acute heart failure","myocarditis and pulmonary embolism.