Recently, Roche announced a problem with the calibrators for their high sensitive cardiac troponin T (hscTnT) assay. We have monitored the performance of the assay since its introduction into clinical use in December 2009 and we're in a unique position to provide quantitative information concerning the effects of this problem. Our data document that the measured cTnT concentration in the hscTnT assay dropped by 5.8. ng/L around the 99th percentile before its recalibration in May 2012. Thus, the hscTnT levels in our hospital have been underestimated around this cut-off value since its introduction. The approach we used may be one that other laboratories should consider.
- High sensitive troponin assays
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Biochemistry