How can cardiac troponin assays be optimized for use in the emergency department (ED)?

Updated: Nov 20, 2018
  • Author: Donald Schreiber, MD, CM; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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To optimize the assay’s use in the ED, it is important to be familiar with the particular troponin assay available in the laboratory and to know whether the cutoff is set at the 10% CV level or the 99th percentile upper reference limit.


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