Is the effort really worth the result? hs-cTn at the point of care or lab?
27 Sep 2021
The value of high-sensitivity troponin in the assessment of patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS) has been well established in clinical practice guidelines. This webinar will cover the utilization of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin (cTn) in the emergency department (ED) and its impact when delivered via a rapid point of care (POC) device or core laboratory. In a moderated debate format, the case for using a point of care test to deliver high-sensitive cTn results will be presented, debating potential advantages in efficacious assessment of patients where myocardial infarction (MI) is part of the differential diagnosis. The discussion will include the perspective around the potential for improvement of operational, financial and clinical outcomes.
Following this webinar you will be able to:
- Describe how the operational impact of an hs-cTn result delivered via a rapid POC device compares to core laboratory in the emergency department
- Recognize how a POC program may improve financial and health outcomes
- Identify the operational requirements when implementing a POC program
- Define the environment where POC vs lab delivered hs-cTn is most appropriate