Marker of myocardial injury. Troponin I is one of three proteins of the troponin complex that regulates the calcium mediated interaction of actin and myosin. Troponin I demonstrates slightly better cardiac specificity than does CK-MB. Serum levels of troponin I begin to rise 4 to 8 hours after an acute myocardial infarction, and remain elevated for the next 48 to 72 hours. Troponin I may be elevated in a number of cardiac conditions other than AMI, including unstable angina.
< 0.20 ng/mL
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Days Test Performed
Daily, 24 hours
Soft Order Code
Troponin, Point of Care
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All Troponin requests from the ER will be performed on the i-STAT analyzer. Troponin values greater than or equal to 0.20 ng/mL are considered abnormal by this method. Please note that this reference range differs from that of the Chemistry Lab Troponin-I assay (<0.30 ng/mL). In the appropriate clinical setting, an elevated Troponin-I concentration and the presence of rising or falling levels with time are consistent with acute coronary syndrome.