B-Type Natriuretic Peptide (BNP)


The BNP test stands for Brain Natriuretic Peptide. Natriuretic peptides are substances made by the heart. High levels can mean your heart isn't pumping as much blood as your body needs. When this condition in your body is happening it is known as heart failure and can potentially be congestive heart failure. A higher than normal reference rage should be presented to your doctor. 





B-Type Natriuretic Peptide (BNP)


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Reference Range(s)

<100 pg/mL

  • Fasting Required: NO
  • Preferred Specimen: Plasma
  • Turnaround Time: 3 Days
  • Test Code: 37386