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How often can Troponin testing be done?

In accord with published recommendations, serial testing of Troponin I at intervals of 2 to 4 hours for up to 12 to 24 hours is suggested in order to corroborate a single Troponin I result. An elevated troponin alone is not sufficient to make the diagnosis of MI. what is he looking for ....diagnosis of MI
Mon, 7 Sep 2015
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Hi,
Thanks for Posting in HealthCare Magic.

Diagnosis of myocardial infarction has to be done by a combination of parameters and cannot be done using a single test like Troponins.
These include:
1. Clinical Evaluation
2. Electrocardigram
3. Serm levels of enzymes:
(a) CK-MB (b) Cardiac Troponin (c) Myoglobin (d) LDH
4. Echocardiogram

Enzyme levels can be repeated every 6 - 12 hours to know about the progress of infarction.
In case myocardial infarction is treated, CK - MB levels are monitored every 24 hours to know the effectiveness of thrombolytic treatment.

Hope the information provided is useful.
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