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Analytical Issues Surrounding Troponin Assays



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Why All the Hype for High-Sensitivity Troponin?

Slide 18

October 2010

What is all the hype about high-sensitive troponin assays? While there are no FDA-approved high-sensitive assays, there are many in development and being used for research use only. Their use has been shown to diagnose MI earlier, greater prediction of death or future MI, and an improvement in risk stratification. It should be noted that the improvement in sensitivity is at the expense of specificity.

Why All the Hype?

 


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