By bringing such testing in-house, Aculabs is able to pass such savings onto our clients, with the new test costing $37.41 in comparison to the $100.32 price of the send-out Troponin T test (Test #3392 will no longer be orderable).
Such testing is crucial to geriatric populations because Troponin T is a protein that is released into the bloodstream when there is damage to the heart muscle. When presenting symptoms of a heart attack, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, or nausea, geriatric patients who often suffer from other forms of fatigue and sickness must undergo troponin T testing to confirm a diagnosis.
However, this is not the only function of troponin T testing; such testing is also utilized when monitoring medications used to treat conditions that can cause damage to the heart muscle. Geriatric patients taking certain medications may need to undergo troponin T testing to monitor for adverse effects.
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