Diagnostic, clinical and laboratory turnaround times in troponin T testing

  • Ervasti M
  • Penttilä K
  • Siltari S
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Abstract

At present, measurements of troponins play a key role in the diagnosis of myocardial infarction. There is a consensus that a turnaround time (TAT) of 1 h or less should be achieved for cardiac marker assays. However, little is known about the real delays between the patient's arrival at the emergency department (ED) and the reporting of the test.

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  • Point-of-care testing
  • Troponin T
  • Turnaround time (TAT)

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Authors

  • Mari Ervasti

  • Karri Penttilä

  • Sirkku Siltari

  • Weronika Delezuch

  • Kari Punnonen

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