Know your Heart

Immunochromatographic rapid test is for the detection of Glycogen Phosphorylase isoenzyme BB (GPBB) and troponin in human whole blood or plasma.

DIACORDON® plus T is a quick diagnostic test (point-of-care test) for the diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome (ACS), and is based on the semi-quantitative detection of Glycogen Phosphorylase isoenzyme BB and troponin. DIACORDON® plus T can be performed with human whole blood or plasma samples.

To perform the test, the sample together with the corresponding amount of running buffer is applied to the test strip. After 15 minutes, the results can be read. At a GPBB concentration of more than 10ng/ml (normal range 3-4 ng/ml), a colored line is displayed on the POCT and can be analyzed visually or by an electronic reader (semi quantitative). DIACORDON® plus T was developed for the use in emergency medicine, chest pain units (CPUs), and doctors' offices. It allows quick and easy diagnosis of acute cardiac ischemia (oxygen deficiency), using the new biomarker GPBB as an indicator, and therefore is suitable for the diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome. The correct decision regarding the treatment (treatment and risk stratification) of those patients suspected to have had a heart attack (only a 25-30% of chest pain patients have actually suffered a heart attack), is thereby facilitated and improved.

  • Allows more reliable and faster diagnosis through the combined use of both early (GPBB) and late (troponin) cardiac-specific markers.
  • Enables the rapid treatment of patients.
  • Can be done anywhere without the use of additional equipment or a laboratory.
  • Reduces costs accrued due to late or unnecessary treatments.
  • Larger spectrum of diagnosis (acute infarction, non-ST infarction, subsequent re-infarction, infarction within hours of infarction onset...) than the previous standard troponin alone.

Dual nature of the diagnosis: an early, ischemia-specific marker (GPBB) that detects a lack of oxygen in the reversible phase is combined with a late necrosis marker (troponin).