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Analytical and Clinical Issues Regarding Contemporary and High Sensitivity cTn Assays - CD

Analytical and Clinical Issues Regarding Contemporary and High Sensitivity cTn Assays - CD
  • Copyright: 2012
  • Speaker: Fred Apple

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This is a recorded version of the AACC webinar Analytical and Clinical Issues Regarding Contemporary and High Sensitivity cTn Assays which was originally held January 10, 2012. High-sensitivity troponin tests may be able to quickly rule out acute myocardial infarct (AMI) in a significant percentage of patients presenting with chest pain in the emergency department. This would eliminate the need for costly hospital admissions, reduce serial troponin testing, and improve the treatment of these patients. Hear Dr. Apple explain how to clinically use serial monitoring for defining an accurate diagnosis of myocardial infarction. Learn what role troponin plays in the risk assessment of acute coronary syndrome patients and the general population, as well as what defining a normal, healthy 99th percentile reference value entails. In addition, Dr. Apple addresses the role of analytical imprecision and biological variation in determining a real change in concentration between two serial blood draws.