CRP: C-reactive protein (CRP) is virtually absent from the blood of healthy persons but increases dramatically in response to infection or inflammation levels of CRP. The measurement of CRP in the blood is valuable in detecting inflammation due to acute conditions, or in monitoring disease activity in chronic conditions.
D-Dimer: D-Dimer is a fibrin degradation product present in the bloodstream after a blood clot is degraded by fibrinolysis. D-Dimer levels are typically elevated in patients with acute thrombotic disease (e.g. deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism).
cTnI: Cardiac troponin I (cTnI) is released into the blood stream within hours following acute myocardial infarctions (AMI) or ischemic damage. Elevated levels of cTnI are detectable in blood within 4 to 6 hours after the onset of chest pain.
- POCT environment
- Emergency department
- General practice
- Invasive cardiology
- Smaller laboratories