What is a Troponin-I Serum test?
The troponin test checks the levels of troponin T or troponin I proteins in the blood. These proteins are released into the blood when the heart muscle has been damaged when a heart attack occurs. The more damage there is to the heart, the higher the amount of troponin T and I will be in the bloodstream.
When is the Troponin-I Serum test recommended?
It is recommended when a heart attack may be suspected and testing to be done when a person has signs and symptoms such as:
Chest pain, discomfort, and/or pressure (most common)
Rapid heart rate, skipping a beat
Shortness of breath and/or difficulty breathing
Pain in the other places, such as the back, arm, jaw, neck, or stomach
What does it measure?
The Troponin-I Serum test measures:
The troponin tests are done, together with other tests like ECG, in people with persistent chest pain and taken to the hospital in an emergency to see if they have had a heart attack.
In a heart attack, a blood clot stops the normal flow of the blood and oxygen to the muscles.
Without oxygen, the heart muscle cells die and that releases troponin into the bloodstream. The more extensive damage is, the greater the release and the higher the blood concentrations. Concentrations can be increased within two or three hours and may remain high for 10 to 14 days.
Until recently, a standard cTnI or cTnT troponin blood test has been done by the laboratory, but these two tests have now mostly been replaced by more sensitive tests producing results called high-sensitivity troponins, hs-cTnI, or hs-cTnT.
This benefit of the high-sensitivity troponin tests is that they can be analysed as a highly specific marker of heart damage at very low levels, which means that early detection and minor heart damage can be picked up much earlier than the previously used standard troponin tests.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 12 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Troponin-I Serum test in Bangalore?
The cost of the Troponin-I Serum test in Bangalore is Rs.1650.
How often should I get tested for the Troponin-I Serum test?
The Troponin-I Serum test is prescribed by your doctor after completing the assessment of your conditions.
What are the normal values of the Troponin-I Serum test?
What is the type of sample required?
This test requires a blood sample.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for a Troponin-I Serum test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for a Troponin-I Serum test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book a Troponin-I Serum test in Bangalore?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time slot booked by you.
Why should I book a Troponin-I Serum test with Orange Health in Bangalore?
Orange Health is the fastest diagnostic lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Bangalore. Our trained, professional, and vaccinated e Medic will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!
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