Troponin Test

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Also known as: TnI and TnT
Formal name: Cardiac-specific Troponins I and T (cTnI and cTnT); High-sensitivity cardiac-specific Troponins I and T (hs-cTnI and hs-cTnT)
Related tests: Cardiac biomarkers, CK-MB

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To see if you have had a heart attack or damage to your heart muscle

When to Get Tested?

If you are having chest pain that may be due to a heart attack.

Sample Required?

A blood sample taken from a vein in the arm

Test Preparation Needed?

None