Evaluation of the cardiac STATus(TM) CK-MB/myoglobin card test to diagnose acute myocardial infarctions in the ED

Joyce G. Schwartz, Carole L. Gage, Norma J. Farley, Thomas J. Prihoda

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Abstract

A study was undertaken to evaluate a Card Test called 'Spectral Diagnostics Inc Cardiac STATus(TM) CK-MB/Myoglobin' (Toronto, Canada), which is distributed by Dade International Inc, Miami, FL, for the simultaneous qualitative determination of CK-MB and myoglobin levels in human serum. The Card Test is advertised by the manufacturer as an aid in diagnosing acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in the emergency department (ED). Fifty-eight consecutive serum samples were obtained from 25 patients being evaluated for AMI in an ED. Qualitative CK-MB and myoglobin results from the Card Test were compared with quantitative CK-MB and myoglobin results using the ACS-180 instrument (Ciba Corning Diagnostics, Medfield, MA) and Stratus(TM) IIntellect T (Dade International Inc, Miami, FL), respectively. Qualitative results from the STATus(TM) CK-MB/Myoglobin Card Test were similar, diagnostically, to quantified results using these automated instruments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)303-307
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Emergency Medicine
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

Keywords

  • CK-MB
  • Myocardial infarction
  • cardiac enzymes
  • myoglobin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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