NEW YORK (360Dx) – Roche today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration has cleared the company's troponin test for helping diagnose patients suspected of having a heart attack.

The 510(k) clearance makes Roche the first in vitro diagnostic firm in the US to offer the next-generation troponin test for patients as an aid in diagnosing myocardial infarction, enabling doctors to more accurately identify heart attack patients, the firm said.

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