Troponin

A troponin test is used to measure the levels of troponin T or troponin I proteins in your blood. Such proteins are released when the heart muscle is damaged. This also happens at the beginning of a heart attack. More damage to heart muscle means the more amount of troponin T or troponin I are in the blood.

How Troponin Test Is Performed?

A syringe is injected in the vein of the arm to take blood sample and the fluid is put in a container. Then, the blood sample is sent to the laboratory for a complete examination.

Why You Should Get Tested?

This test is done to find out whether you have had a heart attack or any injury to the heart muscle. It determines if your angina is deteriorating. You should undergo a troponin test to avoid heart attack and get timely treatment to maintain your hearth’s good health.

When This Test Needs To Be Done?

The test is done for an individual with a suspected heart attack. For that person, this test is considered when he has the following signs and symptoms:

  • Cold sweat
  • Chest pain, pressure or discomfort
  • Undue fatigue
  • Pain in different places such as the jaw, back, neck, stomach or arm
  • Lightheaded
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Difficulty in breathing or shortness of breath
  • Fatigue

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