Professor Paul Collinson, Consultant Chemical Pathologists, has won the HyTest Cardiac Marker Award for those who have improved cardiac disease diagnosis over the last 20 years.
Professor Collinson was selected because he introduced and developed cardiac troponin testing in the UK. A troponin test measures the levels of troponin T or troponin I proteins in the blood that are released when the heart muscle has been damaged, such as occurs with a heart attack.
The awarding company, HyTest, is a Finnish manufacturer of monoclonal antibodies and antigens that are used in laboratory lab kits. Professor Collinson will be presented with his award in January in Turku, Finland.