Next-generation assay aids in diagnosing heart attacks faster and more accurately

April 17, 2019

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics announced CE Mark for its next-generation VITROS High Sensitivity Troponin I assay. This new assay is the latest addition to the company’s cardiology menu and is a tool for clinicians who are seeking improved strategies to more rapidly and accurately identify patients suffering from a heart attack. Ortho’s VITROS High Sensitivity Troponin I assay also aids in identifying low-risk patients who may be safely discharged to help reduce the cost of care and alleviate the burden on hospital resources.

According to the WHO, there are 9.4 million deaths per year due to ischemic heart disease. In the U.S. alone, 750,000 patients suffer from a heart attack every year. A heart attack is an urgent, time-critical emergency that requires the fastest intervention possible to preserve the best patient outcomes possible.

The VITROS High Sensitivity Troponin I assay can run on Ortho’s latest analyzer, the VITROS XT 7600 Integrated System, as well as the VITROS ECi/ECiQ Immunodiagnostic Systems, the VITROS 3600 Immunodiagnostic System and the VITROS 5600 Integrated System.

The VITROS High Sensitivity Troponin I assay is available commercially in all countries that accept CE Mark, including Chile and Australia.

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