Ordering Recommendation

Recommended test for the diagnosis and management of acute coronary syndrome.

Mnemonic
CTNT
Methodology

Quantitative Electrochemiluminescent Immunoassay (ECLIA)

Performed

Mon, Wed, Fri

Reported

1-4 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Plasma Separator Tube (PST), or Green (Lithium Heparin).

Specimen Preparation

Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

CRITICAL FROZEN. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimens collected in potassium oxalate, sodium fluoride, or sodium citrate. Grossly hemolyzed specimens.

Remarks
Stability

Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 24 hours; Frozen: 1 year

Reference Interval
Female Less than or equal to 10 ng/L
Male Less than or equal to 15 ng/L

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

FDA

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

84484

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
3001832 Troponin T 5th Generation
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Aliases
  • cardiac specific troponin
  • Cardiac TnT
  • Cardiac Troponin T
  • HS-TnT
  • TnT
  • Troponin T
Troponin T (cTnT) 5th Generation