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How long does the troponin testing take?

Troponin: If you are in the er, it should not take more than an hour on average. Some hospitals are set up to do this quicker. ...Read more

Troponin (Definition)

Troponin is an enzyme found in heart muscle, which is involved in the muscle fiber's ability to contract. It is extremely specific to heart muscle, and hence if levels are elevated in the blood, it points very confidently toward heart muscle damage as a cause of patient's symptoms. In fact, it is the test that is used to definitively ...Read more


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What is troponin?

What is troponin?

Heart blood test: Troponin is a type of blood enzyme test that detects heart muscle breakdown. The troponin level can go up with heart attacks (myocardial infarctions). ...Read more

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What is normal troponin level?

What is normal troponin level?

Depends: Depends on the assay being used...Need to check against reference range listed next to the result as this varies & there are different kinds of troponins. ...Read more

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What does a 0.02 troponin mean?

Troponin: It is the reported level of troponin. Whether high or low will depend on which troponin (i or t) and also the lab reference range values. ...Read more

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What does a troponin level test?

What does a troponin level test?

Damaged heart tissue: Cardiac markers including ckmb and troponins measure damage to the heart muscle which occurs in a heart attack - the damaged/dying muscle will leak these into the serum which can be measured as blood tests. They start off "negative" - in the reference range - and then 4-6 hrs after the start of the heart attack they begin to rise - will eventually peak and over several days return to normal. ...Read more

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What does "troponins were cycled" mean?

What does "troponins were cycled" mean?

Cycling: Not sure what you mean or where you got that terminology. We often do serial troponin exams over a time period to see whether the level is rising/falling; one might call that cycling. Physiologically there is a cycle of troponin binding during heart contraction so not sure what you mean. ...Read more

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What is considered a high troponin level?

What is considered a high troponin level?

This can vary: Both troponin i and troponin t assays are used to test the blood for evidence of damage to the heart muscle. The normal range for troponin i is higher than the normal range for troponin t. In a given laboratory, the normal ranges may differ from that in another laboratory, depending upon the assay system used. Each laboratory generally publishes normal ranges for the particular assay it uses. ...Read more

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What else can troponin detect apart from a mi?

What else can troponin detect apart from a mi?

Many: There are many reasons for troponin to be elevated. For example lung clot , stroke and other brain lesions can cause this. Also troponin could be elevated without any specific reason i.e. False-positive this is more common in kidney feeling. ...Read more

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What would cause a LOW troponin level of 0.015?

What would cause a LOW troponin level of 0.015?

HEART OF THE MATTER!: TROPONIN is a chemical found in some tissues, but most commonly used because it is a unique to cardiac muscle. When ELEVATED it can indicated recent injury to the heart. LOW TROPONIN is a GOOD THING! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: troponin?

What is the definition or description of: troponin?

Enzyme in heart: Troponin is an enzyme found in heart muscle, which is involved in the muscle fiber's ability to contract. It is extremely specific to heart muscle, and hence if levels are elevated in the blood, it points very confidently toward heart muscle damage as a cause of patient's symptoms. In fact, it is the test that is used to definitively diagnose a heart attack. ...Read more

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Is the troponin released during episodes of prinzmetals?

Is the troponin released during episodes of prinzmetals?

Rarely : Troponin will be released if the vasospasm is long enough (5-10 minutes) to cause complete lack of oxygen. This rarely happens, though. Most often the pain due to vasospasm is short lived (1-2 minutes), but recurrent. ...Read more

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Is a troponin level of 24 considered to be abnormal, high, or very high?

depends on the lab: It depends on the lab but in every lab i'm familiar with, it would be very, very high. ...Read more

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My troponin was elevated in the test results. What does this mean for me?

My troponin was elevated in the test results.  What does this mean for me?

See your doctor: It implies damage to the cells of your heart. You should discuss this test in context with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is a troponin level of 5.0 12hours after admission considered high or borderline?

Is a troponin level of 5.0 12hours after admission considered high or borderline?

Yes: If this is a sensitive troponin i or t then any result above 0.04 or 0.01 respectively should be viewed as indicative of myocardial cell leak or death. Can happen in mi and other states (see tags). Certainly a level of 5 in one of these modern (post 2009) assays should be viewed as positive - reflecting potential heart cell loss. If confirmed by ECG and/or echo, coronary angio should be considered. ...Read more

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If your troponin is over .5 it is considered elevated. But if i were to have it at 16 what would that mean?

If your troponin is over .5 it is considered elevated. But if i were to have it at 16 what would that mean?

Pattern: It's not just the absolute number, it's the pattern and setting. A rise and fall in the setting of chest pain or other objective measures of abn. Cardiac function is indicative of acute myocardial infarction (heart attack) but a permanently elevated troponin may be normal for you (extremely rare). ...Read more

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Meaning of troponin I elevation?

Meaning of troponin I elevation?

Heart Muscle Damage: Troponin i and t are biomarkers that are very sensitive and specific for heart muscle damage (heart attack). When these are elevated, they usually (but not always) indicated a heart attack. There are some exceptions, so you should speak with a physician to clarify this issue. ...Read more

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What is the troponin test done for?

What is the troponin test done for?

Check for heart atta: Troponin is measured to check for a heart attack, as troponin t is a specific protein that only the heart makes. If it is in the blood it means some heart muscle was damaged, which could be because of a heart attack. ...Read more

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Can you die from elevated troponin levels?

Can you die from elevated troponin levels?

No: An elevated level in the blood may indicate heart damage. The amount of elevation is proportional to the amount of damage. Thus a massive heart attack would result in high level of troponin elevation and would suggest more severe heart damage. ...Read more

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