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Troponin T

Test Name:Troponin T
Epic Order Code:LAB5785
CPT Code:84484  
Specimen(s) Type:Plasma or Serum
Acceptable Container(s):Tube tops are light green and gold.
Testing Schedule:24 hrs/day, 7 days/week
Turn Around Time:STAT: 1 hour
 Routine: 2 hours
Collection Information:No special patient preparation is required. Obtain specimen by standard collection procedures.
Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
Reference Clients:If unable to deliver to the lab within 1 hour, centrifuge the specimen and remove plasma/serum from the red cells. Store and transport at 2-8° C. Specimen must be received in the lab within 24 hours.
Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect/delay in transport.
Reference Range:0.0 - 0.03 ng/mL
 Critical: > 0.10 ng/mL
Additional Information:Hemolysis can cause falsely decreased results.