Roche CARDIAC Trop T Sensitive test (visual)


Visual test for the rapid diagnosis of myocardial infarction

  • Many patients seek medical attention only hours or even days after the onset of chest pain, especially on weekends. With the Roche CARDIAC Trop T Sensitive test you can make a diagnosis even several days (up to 10 – 14 days) after myocardial damage occurs
  • The Trop T Sensitive is a visual troponin T test
  • Since it requires no system it can be easily deployed in rural areas near the point of patient care, at the bedside, in triage bays, emergency service areas, ambulances or a designated lab area. 
  • The Trop T Sensitive test is designed for qualitative determination of cardiac troponin T in the blood and elevated levels indicate acute myocardial infarction
  • Results from a large prospective clinical trial1 in Denmark indicate that implementation of qualitative pre-hospital troponin T testing in the ambulance vehicle by paramedics is feasible in most patients, including non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) patients whose condition is not detected by the classical electrocardiogram.

1 Sørensen, J.T., Terkelsen, C.J., Steengaard, C.,… Prehospital troponin T testing in the diagnosis and triage of patients with suspected acute myocardial infarction.
Am J Cardiol. 2011 May 15;107(10):1436-40

  • Qualitative detection of troponin in Anticoagulated (EDTA or heparin) venous whole blood
  • Reaction time: 15 min.
  • Positive result from a threshold (cut-off) of 100 ng/L
  • Storage at 2 – 8°C (refrigerator)
  • Test can be used immediately after removal from the refrigerator
  • Storage for 1 week at room temperature
    (15 – 25°C)
  • Roche CARDIAC Trop T Sensitive is available in 5 and 10 pack sizes

Highly versatile

  • Suitable for use in different clinical settings, e.g. emergency room, GP office or ambulance

Fast results

  • Reliable yes/no result in 15 – 20 min

Easy handling and portability

  • Simple application that can be used anywhere
  • No sample preparation
  • Device independent

Reliable qualitative measurements

  • Proven test strip technology


  • Requires no external measurement system
  • Requires no special training

On the spot rule-in acute myocardial infarction

  • Specific cardiac marker – A positive result indicates myocardial damage even if characteristic ECG changes are missing, a positive Roche CARDIAC Trop T Sensitive test with a non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) can aid the treatment decision

Prehospital Troponin T Testing in the Diagnosis and Triage of Patients With Suspected Acute Myocardial Infarction
Jacob Thorsted Sørensen, MDa,b,*, Christian Juhl Terkelsen, MD, PhDb, Carsten Steengaard, MDa,b, Jens Flensted Lassen, MD, PhDb, Sven Trautner, MDc, Erika Frischknecht Christensen, MDd,Torsten Toftegaard Nielsen, MD, DMScb, Hans Erik Bøtker, MD, PhD, DMScb, Henning Rud Andersen, MD, DMScb, and Kristian Thygesen, MD, DMSca
Am J Cardiol. 2011 May 15;107(10):1436-40.

Summary: The results of this ambulance study indicates that implementation of qualitative Point of Care (POC) Troponin T testing for Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) patients by paramedics is feasible with a high success rate. For the patients with a final diagnose of non-ST Myocardial Infarction (NSTEMI), 30% was identified already in the Ambulance and 47% in the ER, using a qualitative POC Troponin T test with a cutpoint of 100ng/L.