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In terms of product, the market has been classified into troponin test kits, CK-MB test kits, myoglobin test kits, BNP Test Kit, C-reactive Protein (hsCRP), and other biomarkers.
For the 5 quantitative assays, 2 studies chose cutpoints close to the limit of detection (51, 61), 2 chose arbitrary cutpoints (11, 59), and 1 did not define the value for a positive urine myoglobin test (47).
Although the creatine kinase was elevated at 1053 IU/l, massive rhabdomyolysis was excluded by a negative urine myoglobin test. On the fourth day the patient developed significant polyuria (150-450 ml/h) with a persistent hypernatraemia (maximum serum sodium 160 mmol/l).
On the basis of product type, the cardiac biomarker diagnostic test kits market has been segmented as Brain Natriuretic Peptide (BNPs) Test Kits, Creatine Kinase MB (CK-MB) Test Kits, Troponin (I&T) Tests Kits, Myoglobin Test Kits and other test kits.
"This relationship with Roche Diagnostics enables Response Biomedical to significantly enhance our RAMP cardiac portfolio of FDA cleared Troponin I, CK-MB and Myoglobin tests, while expanding our international marketing and distribution network over the coming months," said Bill Radvak, President and CEO, Response Biomedical.