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While driving home after work, a 45-year-old male construction worker is involved in a collision with another car. Upon arrival in the emergency department, the patient complains of chest pain along with severe pain from accident injuries. X-rays and laboratory assays including cardiac biomarkers are ordered.


Reference Value

Patient Result at Presentation

Patient Result at 6 Hours

Patient Result at 12 Hours


< 5.0 ng/mL

7.0 ng/mL

6.0 ng/mL6.5 ng/mL


<0.04 ng/mL

0.03 ng/mL

< 0.04 ng/mL< 0.03 ng/mL

Do the cardiac marker results indicate that an AMI is causing his chest pain?

Please select the single best answer