Troponins are proteins that initiate contraction of muscle fibers. Troponin I (cTNL) is specific to heart muscle. Troponin levels stay elevated for a week after muscle damage before returning to normal.
What is the Normal Range for Troponin I?
There is a wide range of normal values among varying institutions and texts with regard to Troponin I. It is essential to verify institutional norms. < 0.035 ng/mL
What are the Indications for Troponin I?
Evaluating damage to heart muscle
Diagnose a Myocardial Infarction (MI)
What would cause Increased Levels of Troponin I?
Myocardial Infarction (MI)
What would cause Decreased Levels of Troponin I?
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