8 Implementation

8 Implementation

NICE has developed tools, in association with relevant stakeholders, to help organisations put this guidance into practice.

Laboratories using high‑sensitivity troponin assays should be able to show compliance with an accredited external quality assurance scheme. The use of the early rule‑out protocols recommended in section 1 are conditional on laboratories meeting agreed turnaround times for high‑sensitivity troponin tests and clinicians being available so that a management decision can be made within the 4‑hour target for emergency departments.

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)