Recently we published part one of our series on cardiac troponins. If you haven't checked it out yet, you can find it here.
In the second part, we're going to take a look at high sensitivity
troponins and some of the more advanced areas around understanding
cardiac troponin and its use in practice. We'll give you a quick run
down on the troponin lingo - the language you need to be able
to speak in order to fully understand how to use high sensitivity
troponin in your practice, including terms like the limit of blank, limit of detection, co-efficient of variation and 99th percentile.
We'll also ask whether Joe Lex had a point when he stirred up controversy around these assays with this legendary tweet:
What if we called it "low specificity troponin" instead of "high sensitivity troponin?" Would that knock some sense into people?
So, check out the associated BLOG POST here and listen to the podcast. There is more on diagnostics and troponin to come very soon.
Hope you enjoy! Please keep the feedback, questions and comments coming. As always, we'd love to hear from you.
Much of my research work involves HsT. To help with this I have
received reagents from companies who make HsT assays, but I not received
any other financial benefit or gifts in kind as part of my work and
have no financial ties to any companies.
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