TPNI - Performance: Troponin I, Serum

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: TPNI    
Troponin I, Serum

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

This is a chemiluminometric immunoassay. Troponin I (TnI) is measured using an automated, sandwich chemiluminescent immunoassay on the Advia: Centaur XP instrument. The signal (Binary Lite) reagent is a polyclonal goat anti-TnI antibody, which is labeled with acridinium ester and 2 biotinylated, mouse-monoclonal antitroponin I antibodies. TnI attached to paramagnetic particles (solid phase) competes with the TnI in the sample for binding to the monoclonal antibody. A direct relationship exists between the amount of TnI in the patient sample and the amount of relative light units detected by the system.(Package insert: Siemens Centaur XP, TnI. 04744371 Rev H, 2008-09)

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Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.

Monday through Friday; 6 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.

Same day/1 day

Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Medical Laboratories until the release of the test result

2 days

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

7 days

Performing Laboratory Location The location of the laboratory that performs the test