Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests
Troponin Test in Kenya
Brief Descriptionit is ablood test aimed at diagnosis of myocardial infarction by measuring the amount of troponin T in the blood
Synonymscardiac troponin T
Patient PreparationPatients on biotin supplementation should stop consumption at least 72 hours prior to sample collection
Sample Typeplasma(lithium-heparin)"," frozen
Sample volume1ml with a minimum volume of 0.8ml
Sample collection Containergreen-top tube"," lithium heparin tubes containing separating gel can be used
Sample collection instructionsseparate heparin plasma by centrifugation and transfer to a plastic transport tube.
Sample storagefreeze the sample
Results Turnaround1-3 days after receipt of samples
Diseases / Diagnostic Indicatorstroponins are released during the process of myocyte necrosis.They are detectable in arrhythmia"," acute heart failure","myocarditis and pulmonary embolism.