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Chest Pain Profile


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Chest Pain Profile

About this test


Myoglobin is a protein found in cardiac and skeletal muscle, is valuable in the early evaluation of chest pain patients. It may appear in the blood in high levels as early as 1 to 3 hours after the onset of a heart attack.

Myoglobin has also been shown to be useful in ruling out a heart attack. However, the presence of Myoglobin in the blood does not necessarily confirm a heart attack since it can also be released by other muscles in the body.

CK MB Fraction is a laboratory test used to confirm the existence of myocardial damage. It is the measurement of a small fraction of the creatine kinase (CK) enzyme which will not normally be elevated until 6 to 8 hours after the onset of a heart attack (myocardial infarction).

Because CK-MB is not specific to the myocardium, noncardiac patients may have measurable CK-MB concentrations from skeletal muscle release.

Troponin 1 is used to measure the level of other cardiac muscle proteins that help control the contractions of the heart muscle. Troponin 1 is less likely to be released by other muscles and so has become the marker that is considered most important. It can appear on average 4 to 6 hours after heart damage and remain in the bloodstream for several days afterwards.

How it works

Collect Sample

We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your blood sample.

Post Sample

Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.

View Results

View results securely in your own personal dashboard.

Important Information

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.

Blood sample collection kit

We will send you your Chest Pain Profile blood test sample collection kit together with the details of a convenient clinic where you can go and have your sample taken.

Postage & packaging

Your Chest Pain Profile test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your blood sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.

Private laboratory analysis

Your blood sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.

Interpretation of results

Our medical team will comment on out-of-range blood test results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Chest Pain Profile test results can be downloaded for your doctor.

Secure online account with

Once you have placed your order you will receive login details to where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Chest Pain Profile test results.

Health and Lifestyle tracker

Stay motivated by filling in your online health and lifestyle questionnaire and seeing how improvements in your lifestyle can influence your test results. Your medical and family history gives us vital information when interpreting your results.

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