Used for qualitative determination of cardiac Troponin I in human whole blood/serum/plasma as an aid for the diagnosis of myocardial infarction
- Cardiac troponin is only released when there is cardiac damage. It is possible to distungish cardiac from skeletal muscle damage.
- Much more sensitive as indicators of injury to the mycardium.
- The release pattern of cTnI is similar to CK-MB, but while CK-MB levels return to normal after 72 hours.
- Troponin I remain elavated for 6-10 days, thus providing for a longer window of detection for cardiac injury.
Sensitivity: 99.0%, Specificity: 98.9%, (+) Predictive V: 98.0%, (-) Predictive V: 99.4%, Confidence Interval: 95.0% Cut-off: 0.5 ng/ml