Background: The aim of this study is to determine the 99th upper-reference limit (URL) for cardiac troponin T (cTnT) in Italian apparently healthy subjects. Methods: The reference population was selected from 5 cities: Bolzano (n = 290), Milano (CAMELIA-Study, n = 287), Montignoso (MEHLP-Study, n = 306), Pisa (n = 182), and Reggio Calabria (MAREA-Study, n = 535). Subjects having cardiac/systemic acute/chronic diseases were excluded. Participants to MEHLP project underwent cardiac imaging investigation. High-sensitive cTnT was measured with Cobas-e411 (Roche Diagnostics). Results: We enrolled 1600 healthy subjects [54.6%males; age range 10–90 years; mean (SD): 36.4 (21.2) years], including 34.6% aged b20 years, 54.5% between 20 and 64 years, and 10.9% over 65 years. In the youngest the 99th URL was 10.9 ng/L in males and 6.8 ng/L in females; in adults 23.2 ng/L and 10.2 ng/L; and in elderly 36.8 ng/L and 28.6 ng/L. After the exclusion of outliers the 99th URL values were significantly decreased (P b 0.05) in particular those of the oldest (13.8 ng/L and 14 ng/L). MEHLP participants were divided in healthy and asymptomatic, according to known cardiovascular risk factors (HDL, LDL, glucose, C-reactive protein): the 99th URL of cTnT values of these subgroups was significantly different (19.5 vs. 22.7, P b 0.05). Conclusions: 99th URL of cTnT valueswas strongly affected by age, gender, selection of subjects and the statistical evaluation of outliers.

The calculation of the cardiac troponin T 99th percentile of the reference population is affected by age, gender, and population selection: A multicenter study in Italy

FRANZINI, MARIA;LORENZONI, VALENTINA;CHIAPPINO, DANTE;TURCHETTI, GIUSEPPE;EMDIN, MICHELE;CLERICO, ALDO
2015-01-01

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Background: The aim of this study is to determine the 99th upper-reference limit (URL) for cardiac troponin T (cTnT) in Italian apparently healthy subjects. Methods: The reference population was selected from 5 cities: Bolzano (n = 290), Milano (CAMELIA-Study, n = 287), Montignoso (MEHLP-Study, n = 306), Pisa (n = 182), and Reggio Calabria (MAREA-Study, n = 535). Subjects having cardiac/systemic acute/chronic diseases were excluded. Participants to MEHLP project underwent cardiac imaging investigation. High-sensitive cTnT was measured with Cobas-e411 (Roche Diagnostics). Results: We enrolled 1600 healthy subjects [54.6%males; age range 10–90 years; mean (SD): 36.4 (21.2) years], including 34.6% aged b20 years, 54.5% between 20 and 64 years, and 10.9% over 65 years. In the youngest the 99th URL was 10.9 ng/L in males and 6.8 ng/L in females; in adults 23.2 ng/L and 10.2 ng/L; and in elderly 36.8 ng/L and 28.6 ng/L. After the exclusion of outliers the 99th URL values were significantly decreased (P b 0.05) in particular those of the oldest (13.8 ng/L and 14 ng/L). MEHLP participants were divided in healthy and asymptomatic, according to known cardiovascular risk factors (HDL, LDL, glucose, C-reactive protein): the 99th URL of cTnT values of these subgroups was significantly different (19.5 vs. 22.7, P b 0.05). Conclusions: 99th URL of cTnT valueswas strongly affected by age, gender, selection of subjects and the statistical evaluation of outliers.
2015
Franzini, Maria; Lorenzoni, Valentina; Masotti, Silvia; Prontera, Concetta; Chiappino, Dante; Latta, Daniele Della; Daves, Massimo; Deluggi, Irene; Zuin, Massimo; Ferrigno, Luigina; Mele, Alfonso; Marcucci, Fabrizio; Caserta, Carmelo A.; Surace, Pasquale; Messineo, Arianna; Turchetti, Giuseppe; Passino, Claudio; Emdin, Michele; Clerico, Aldo
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