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FEATURED AACC ARTERY SOLUTION

hs-Troponin to Be Used as a Test Like hs-CRP or D-dimer

One institute’s clinicians are hesitant to switch to an hs-cTnT assay, citing its PPV of only 70% for diagnosis of myocardial infarction (MI). They want to continue using a regular cTnT assay while using hs-cTnT as an ancillary test for risk prognosis. One respondent advises against using these two assays simultaneously because the units differ. Another respondent does not believe troponin is useful for risk prognosis. He recommends adopting hs-cTnT to rule-in/rule-out MI and using the single-value acute MI cutoffs without reporting anything lower.

AACC ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING PREVIEW

Deep Dive Into Data Analytics

At this year’s meeting, early career lab medicine professionals will learn the ins and outs of data analytics with a workshop about using lab-generated data to manage everyday lab issues.

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