Sample type: Serum
Test name: NT-Pro-BNP a.k.a. brain natriuretic peptide, BNP
Condition / Indication: Heart Failure
Special precautions & notes: None.
Reference range: Note new reference ranges from 14/11/22: The BNSSG Suspected Heart Failure Care Pathway recommends the following cut-off values for NT-proBNP: <400 pg/mL. In acute heart failure the cut-off is <300 pg/mL.
Container: Serum (Gold top)
Ideal volume (mL): 5 mL
Referred outside NBT for analysis? No
Discipline: Clinical Biochemistry
Section: Automated Laboratory
Turnaround time: 1 day
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