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1704 Feasibility of implementing a 0–2 troponin algorithm in routine clinical practice
  1. Sarah Ford1,
  2. Sarah Krishnanandan2,
  3. Paul Collinson2
  1. 1Croydon University Hospital
  2. 2St George’s Hospital


Aims, Objectives and Background Recent guidelines for Acute Coronary Syndrome have recommended rapid diagnosis based on repeat sampling at 2 hours from admission. We investigated the feasibility and diagnostic equivalence of repeat measurement at 2 hours by comparing the diagnostic classification achieved by measurement at 0 and 2 hours with a delta value of <=3 between samples to measurement at 0 and 3 hours and a delta of <=7ng/L between samples.

Method and Design From August to November 2021 all patients with chest pain where a diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) was considered had a diagnostic protocol of measurement of cardiac troponin T (cTnT) on admission and at 2 and 3 hours from admission. Requests and results were extracted from the laboratory information system including date and time of result. Data was transferred to a relational database (Access, Microsoft corp) for analysis. Non-parametric statistics were used throughout using the Analyse It.( add in for Excel.Cardiac troponin T (cTnT) was measured by the Roche high sensitivity cardiac troponin T assay hs-cTnT (Roche diagnostics), range 3 – 10,000ng/L, 10% CV 13ng/L, 99th percentile 14 ng/L.

Results and Conclusion 728 sets of serial samples where obtained on 711 patients, 40.1% female median age 61.8 years,(interquartile range 50.6–75). Comparison of classification is shown in table 1. Overall agreement was good but there were 6 cases where a positive 3 hour delta occurred with a 2 hour delta of 3 or less. 4 had values exceeding the 99th percentile on the admission sample so would have been retained for further investigation. The remaining 4 patients had co-existing clinical conditions that required further investigation.

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Conclusion The routine use of serial sampling at admission and 2 hours was clinically safe and resulted in the same clinical decisions in the context of the busy ED environment for the population served by the hospital.

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