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).

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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...

What are troponins in cardiac patients? What are acceptable levels of troponins in cardiac patients? Thank you for your time and response.

When . When someone has a myocardial infarction or a heart attack, a cardiac specific protein called troponin is released into the blood stream. Troponin is released into the blood stream when there is cardiac tissue injury and the troponin levels in the blood can help to detect how severe the damage is. The higher the troponin level, the higher the extent of cardiac damage. A normal troponin level is >0.5 ng/ml. Read more...
Normal. Trip onions are only acceptable ones in cardiac and mon cardiac alike. Read more...

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...

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...

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...