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Cardiac Troponin

Test Code



Testing performed on Beckman Coulter Access2 Immunoassay Systems with serum testing.

Test Utility

Used most often to diagnose a heart attack.

Specimen Storage and Stability

Store samples tightly stoppered at room temperature (15-25C) for up to 4 hours. If the assay will not be completed within 4 hours, refrigerate the samples at 2-8C. If the assay will not be complete within 48 hours, freeze at -20C or colder.

Specimen Collection and Preparation

Serum sample either Gold or Tiger SST recommended. Allow serum sample to clot completely before centrifugation in a vertical, closure up position. Keep tubes always stoppered. Physically separate serum from red blood cells ASAP.

Specimen Rejection

  • Improperly labeled

  • Specimen grossly

  • Hemolyzed uncentrifuged

Reference Ranges


Monday - Saturday, 16 hours a day.

Result available after getting the specimen in 5 hours.

STAT results available within 2 hours of receipt in the Laboratory.

*NOTE: All Specimen Refrigerated (2-8°C) for 7 days only.


Vibra Health Laboratory

Phone: (248) 846-0663

1307 Allen Dr, Suite A, Troy, MI 48083

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