Container: Serum (Gold top)

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