CK-MB Rapid Test Device

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Model Number: NH-38773

Brand: Niche Healthcare

The CK-MB Rapid Test Device(Whole Blood/Serum/Plasma) is a rapid chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of human CK‐MB in whole blood, serum or plasma as an aid in the diagnosis of myocardial infarction(MI).

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Description

Catalog No. CKMB-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 Chromatographic Interpretation

 

A CK-MB rapid test device is used to measure the level of creatine kinase MB (CK-MB) in a patient’s blood. CK-MB is an enzyme found primarily in heart muscle cells, and its levels in the blood can rise in response to heart muscle damage or injury, such as during a heart attack.

The CK-MB rapid test device typically operates on a similar principle to other rapid immunoassay tests. A small blood sample, obtained through a finger prick or venous blood draw, is applied to the test device. The device contains reagents that react specifically with CK-MB if it is present in the sample. This reaction produces a visible result, often within minutes, indicating the level of CK-MB in the blood.

Elevated CK-MB levels can indicate acute myocardial infarction (heart attack) or other cardiac conditions involving damage to heart muscle tissue. However, it’s important to note that elevated CK-MB levels can also be seen in other conditions, such as skeletal muscle injury, so clinical correlation and additional diagnostic tests may be necessary to confirm the cause of elevated CK-MB levels.

These rapid tests are commonly used in emergency departments, cardiac care units, and other clinical settings to aid in the rapid diagnosis and management of acute cardiac events. As with any diagnostic test, interpretation of CK-MB rapid test results should be done in conjunction with the patient’s clinical history, symptoms, and other diagnostic findings.

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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