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Table 2 Percentage of cTn result announcement in time of baseline measurement and first and second control

From: How rapid is rapid? Exemplary results of real-life rapid rule-out troponin timing in troponin-positive acute coronary syndromes without persistent ST-segment elevation in two contrasting German chest pain unit facilities

Percentage of cTN in timea Overall (%) Site I (%) Site II (%) p value
Moment of cTn measurement
 Baseline 86.9 94.0 78.9 <0.01*
 1st control 59.4 61.9 57.4 0.93
 2nd control 41.1 52.6 35.1 0.74
  1. site I centre of maximum care in an urban university setting (University Hospital Münster); site II centre of primary care in a rural regional setting (Arnsberg Medical Center)
  2. adefined as admission till announcement of baseline results: <60 min (45–60 min laboratory turn-around time); admission till announcement of results of the 1st control: <4 h (control after 3 h + 1 h laboratory turn-around time); admission till announcement of results of the 2nd control: <13 h (control after 6–12 h + 1 h laboratory turn-around time); cTn cardiac troponin
  3. * Statistically significant