Cardiac Troponin I Rapid Test Device

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Model Number: NH-38475

Brand: Niche Healthcare 

The Cardiac Troponin I Rapid Test Device (Whole Blood/Serum/Plasma) is a rapid visual immunoassay for the qualitative presumptive detection of cardiac Troponin I in human whole blood, serum or plasma specimens. This kit is intended for use as an aid in the diagnosis of myocardial infarction (MI).

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Description

Catalog No. CTNI-4012 Format Device
Specimen Whole Blood/Serum/Plasma Certificate CE
Reading Time 10 minutes Test/Kit 40
Storage Temperature 4-30°C Shelf Life 2 Years
Sensitivity >99.9% Specificity >99.9%
Accuracy >99.9% Principle Visual Interpretation

 

A Cardiac Troponin I rapid test device is utilized to measure the level of cardiac troponin I (cTnI) in a patient’s blood. cTnI is a protein found predominantly in the heart muscle cells (myocytes), and its release into the bloodstream is indicative of cardiac muscle injury, particularly myocardial infarction (heart attack).

The rapid test device operates on an immunoassay principle similar to other rapid tests. A small sample of whole blood, serum, or plasma is typically obtained from the patient through a finger prick or venous blood draw. This sample is then applied to the test device, which contains specific reagents designed to detect cTnI if present in the sample. The reaction between cTnI and the reagents generates a visible result within a short time frame, usually minutes.

Elevated levels of cTnI in the blood are highly indicative of myocardial injury, particularly in the context of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) or myocardial infarction. These rapid tests are invaluable in emergency departments and critical care settings, allowing for the rapid diagnosis and triaging of patients presenting with chest pain or other symptoms suggestive of acute cardiac events.

It’s crucial to recognize that cardiac troponin levels can also be elevated in other conditions involving cardiac stress or injury, such as myocarditis, congestive heart failure, or severe arrhythmias. Therefore, clinical correlation with the patient’s symptoms, medical history, and additional diagnostic findings is essential for accurate interpretation of the test results.

Overall, the Cardiac Troponin I rapid test device serves as an important tool for clinicians in the timely diagnosis and management of acute cardiac conditions, contributing to improved patient outcomes and appropriate interventions.

Cardiac Marker Tests

Cardiac marker tests are vital for several reasons in the context of cardiovascular health:

      1.    Diagnosis of Heart Conditions: Cardiac markers, such as troponins, creatine kinase (CK), and myoglobin, are used to diagnose various heart conditions, including myocardial infarction (heart attack) and other acute coronary syndromes.

      2.    Timely Intervention: Cardiac marker tests help healthcare professionals quickly identify cardiac events. Early detection allows for prompt medical intervention, which is crucial in minimizing damage to the heart muscle and improving patient outcomes.

      3.    Risk Stratification: Cardiac markers assist in stratifying the risk associated with cardiovascular events. Elevated levels may indicate a higher risk of future cardiac events, helping healthcare providers tailor treatment plans and preventive measures.

      4.    Monitoring Treatment Response: For individuals with heart conditions, monitoring cardiac markers over time helps assess the response to treatment. This aids in adjusting treatment plans and optimizing care.

      5.    Rule Out Other Conditions: Cardiac markers are also used to rule out non-cardiac causes of chest pain. By assessing these markers, healthcare providers can differentiate between cardiac and non-cardiac issues, facilitating accurate diagnoses.

      6.    Prognostic Information: Elevated cardiac markers can provide prognostic information, indicating the severity of a cardiac event and predicting the likelihood of complications or future cardiovascular events.

      7.    Emergency Department Triage: In emergency departments, cardiac marker tests play a crucial role in prioritizing patients with potential cardiac issues. This helps allocate resources efficiently and ensures that those at higher risk receive timely attention.

      8.    Research and Development: Cardiac marker research contributes to advancements in understanding heart diseases, leading to the development of new diagnostic tools and treatment strategies.

In summary, cardiac marker tests are essential for diagnosing, managing, and predicting outcomes in individuals with cardiovascular conditions. They play a pivotal role in emergency settings, risk assessment, and ongoing monitoring of cardiac health.

 

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