Why to get tested?
To determine if you have had a heart attack or injury to heart muscle; to determine if your angina (chest pain related to heart trouble) is worsening
When to get tested?
Immediately, then followed by a series of troponin tests over several hours when you are having signs and symptoms that may be due to a heart attack, such as pain in your chest, shoulders, neck, jaw and/or shortness of breath; when your angina worsens, especially if it does not resolve with rest
What sample needed?
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm
What preparation I need before test?