Recommendation ID
Research is recommended in the UK clinical setting to compare the BRAHMS copeptin assay in combination with cardiac troponin testing against sequential cardiac troponin testing for ruling out myocardial infarction.
Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)
Research should document what happens to all patients presenting with acute chest pain in the chosen clinical settings, to allow investigation of the proportion of patients for whom use of the BRAHMS copeptin assay results in changes in management. Accurate recording of the times between steps in management will be important. Outcomes should measure the resource use implications of the earlier ruling out of myocardial infarction, and the impact this has on decisions to discharge patients from hospital or to investigate them further. Changes in the experience of patients as a result of using the BRAHMS copeptin assay should also be reported.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
BRAHMS copeptin assay to rule out myocardial infarction in patients with acute chest pain
Date issued
June 2011

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No