This test is performed to identify the damage of the heart muscle in individuals suspected to have a heart attack or chest pain (angina) or any diseases which may have caused damage to the heart muscle.
What is Troponin T?
Troponin T is a type of protein present in both cardiac and skeletal muscle. There are three different troponin proteins which exist in the muscle like troponin-T, troponin-I and troponin-C. Damage to the cardiac muscle in an individual in conditions like angina, cardiac ischemia triggers the release of these proteins into the blood. Early detection of these proteins in an individual can be useful in the treatment and monitoring of cardiac damage.
Why this test is performed?
This test is recommended may be recommended if you experience certain symptoms like lightheadedness, chest pain, pressure or discomfort, sweating, rapid or a skipped heartbeat, etc. This test may also be recommended to evaluate other causes of injury to the heart muscle like pericardial infections, pulmonary ischemia, etc.
Inform your doctor if you are on any medications, have any allergies or underlying medical conditions before your Troponin T. Your doctor will give specific instructions depending on your condition on how to prepare for Troponin T.
The reference range may vary depending on gender, age, health history, health condition, etc.
Positive and Higher test levels of troponin in the blood indicate cardiac muscle damage, heart attack, and possible heart diseases such as heart failure, myocardial infarction, stroke, cardiomyopathy, pericarditis, etc.
|MALE||All age groups||< 0.01 ng/ml|
|FEMALE||All age groups||< 0.01 ng/ml|