Table 1

Methods appraisal of studies included

First authorPerformance of same reference standard in all patientsIndex test interpreted independently of reference testWithdrawals reportedCut-off value index test determined without bias (yes/no)Valid reference standard (ESC/ACC criteria)Unclear test results reported
Lefevreyesyesyesyesyesyes
Madyesyesyesyesyesyes
Ilvayesyesyesyesyes
McCannyesyesyesyesyes
Narooyesyesyesyesyesno
Valleyesyesyesyesyesno
Alhashemiyesyesnoyesyesno
Di Serioyesyes*unclearnoyes
Mionyesyes*unclearnoyes
Ecollanyesno*unclearyesyesno
Seino - 2004yesyes*unclearyesnono
Okamotoyesyesunclearyesno
Seino - 2003yesunclear*yesyesnono
Chenyesyesyesnono
Haastrupyesyesnonono
Ishiiyesyesnonono
  • –, not applicable (did not use immunochromatographic test).

  • * Simultaneous measurement of troponin rapid test.

  • ESC, European Society of Cardiology; ACC, American College of Cardiology.