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Troponin

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Also known as: TnI; TnT; cTnI; cTnT
Formal name: Cardiac-specific Troponin I and Troponin T

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To determine if you have had a heart attack or injury to heart muscle; to determine if your angina (chest pain related to heart trouble) is worsening

When to Get Tested?

Immediately, then followed by a series of troponin tests over several hours when you are having signs and symptoms that may be due to a heart attack, such as pain in your chest, shoulders, neck, jaw and/or shortness of breath; when your angina worsens, especially if it does not resolve with rest

Sample Required?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?

None