Sample type: Serum
Test name: Troponin I a.k.a. TnI
Condition / Indication: Myocardial Infarction (MI) / Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
Special precautions & notes: See acute coronary syndrome pathway for more details. Note serum SST and Li heparin tubes should not be used interchangably.
Reference range: The 99th centile of the normal population reference range for Troponin I is 18ng/L but interpretation is only possible in the context of the clinical presentation and ECG findings. A single Troponin I below 18ng/L at presentation does not exclude acute coronary syndrome. See acute coronary syndrome pathway for more details.
Container: Serum (Gold top)
Alternative container: Li heparin (green top)
Ideal volume (mL): 5 mL
Referred outside NBT for analysis? No
Discipline: Clinical Biochemistry
Section: Automated Laboratory
Turnaround time: 4 hours