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Standardisation of Troponin I (WG-TNI)



Name Position Country Term Time in Office
R. Christenson Chair US 1st 2017 07 - 2019 12
J. Barth Member UK
A. Katrukha Member FI
J. Noble Member UK
M. Panteghini Member IT
H. Schimmel Member BE
J. Tate Member AU
L. Wang Member US

Terms of Reference

  • Development of a candidate secondary reference measurement procedure and candidate secondary reference material for cardiac troponin I (cTnI)
  • Testing for cTnI standardization and clinical validation by comparison with validated commercial assays in a round robin study

Current Projects

  • Preparation of a secondary reference material for cTnI consisting of three cTnIpositive serum pools (Phase 2)
  • Validation of cTnI standardization through a round robin after a value transfer using the secondary reference material as common calibrator (Phase 3)


List of Corresponding Members, nominated by National Societies

Name Full and Affiliate Member Societies
Guillaume Lefevre Société Française de Biologie Clinique (SFBC)
Alexander Haliassos Greek Society of Clinical Chemistry - Clinical Biochemistry (GSCC-CB)
Junichi Ishii Japan Society of Clinical Chemistry (JSCC)
Joseph Ahaneku Association of Clinical Chemists Nigeria (ACCN)
Lakminda Thilakarathna Association for Clinical Biochemistry, Sri Lanka
Gozde Ceylan Turkish Biochemical Society (TBS)


List of Corresponding Members, nominated by Corporate Members

Name Corporate Members
Tricia Ravalico ABBOTT Diagnostics
James L. Sackrison BECKMAN COULTER
Geert Jannes FUJIREBIO Europe
Jordi Trafi Prats RADIOMETER
Michael Townsend RANDOX Laboratories Ltd.
Kareen Blechschmidt ROCHE Diagnostics GmbH
Robert Payne SIEMENS


Working Group Chair's contact 

Robert H. Christenson, Ph.D., DABCC, FACB
Professor of Pathology
Professor of Medical and Research Technology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Medical Director, Core Laboratories
Medical Director, Point of Care Services
University of Maryland Medical Center
22 South Greene Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-328-8672
Fax: 410-328-5880



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