Cardiac Enzymes

(CE, Cardiac Biomarkers)

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Definition

-  Cardiac muscle contents detected in serum used as indicators of damage

 

Features

-  Myocyte contents released into serum from cell death

-  Mostly not actual enzymes: name historical

-  Used to Dx AMI 

 

Procedure

-  Venepuncture: green tube

-  Immunoassay

 

Biomarkers

-  Troponin (Tn) 

-  Creatinine Kinanse (CK)

-  Myoglobin

-  LDH