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3392: Troponin T Print View
Troponin T ECL  < .01  ng/mL 

PRIMARY
1 Serum 2 (0.8) mL   Refrigerated - 5 Day(s)/Frozen - 2 Month(s) See COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS./// 
ALTERNATE
  Plasma EDTA 2 (0.8) mL   Frozen - 2 Month(s)/Refrigerated - 5 Day(s)  

Troponin T is a regulatory protein released when cardiac cell necrosis occurs. It is not normally present in blood unless cardiac damage has occurred. Troponin T frequently appears in serum as early as one to three hours after the onset of myocardial infarction and remains elevated for 10-14 days. In cases of unstable angina and acute myocardial infarction with minimal cardiac damage, low elevations of CK and CK-MB are difficult to interpret; measurement of serum troponin T is a useful diagnostic aid in such patients.

Patient Preparation:
Dietary supplements containing biotin may interfere in assays
and may skew results to be either falsely high or falsely low.
For patients receiving the recommended daily doses of biotin,
draw samples at least 8 hours following the last biotion
supplementation. For patients on mega-doses of biotin
supplements, draw samples at least 72 hours following the last
biotin supplementation.

Instructions:
Collect blodd in a red-top or SST Vacutainer(R). For red-top
vacutainers, allow blood to clot (10-15 minutes) at room temperature.
Separate serum from cells and freeze. Ensure that during blood
collection with cannulae or catheters, the sample material is
not contaminated with heparin.
Setup Schedule
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
84484

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Also available #3390 Troponin (I & T) DetectR and #3393 Troponin I.






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