Brain Natriuretic Peptide (BNP)

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About the Test

Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) is a hormone produced by the heart in response to increased pressure or volume within the heart chambers. It helps regulate blood pressure and fluid balance in the body. Elevated levels of BNP in the blood can indicate heart problems, such as heart failure or left ventricular dysfunction.

BNP levels are measured through a blood test and are used, along with other tests and assessments, to help diagnose and monitor heart conditions. High levels of BNP in the blood can be a sign that the heart is working too hard and not effectively pumping blood, which can lead to fluid buildup in the body and other symptoms of heart failure.

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Sample Type:

Anticoagulated Whole Blood, Plasma

Results:

  • Test yields results in about 15 minutes to allow immediate consultation with patients on test results.

Price For Test :

    Price: $99

About

Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) is a hormone produced by the heart in response to increased pressure or volume within the heart chambers. It helps regulate blood pressure and fluid balance in the body. Elevated levels of BNP in the blood can indicate heart problems, such as heart failure or left ventricular dysfunction.

BNP levels are measured through a blood test and are used, along with other tests and assessments, to help diagnose and monitor heart conditions. High levels of BNP in the blood can be a sign that the heart is working too hard and not effectively pumping blood, which can lead to fluid buildup in the body and other symptoms of heart failure.

It’s important to talk to a healthcare provider about any symptoms or risk factors for heart problems, as early diagnosis and treatment can help improve outcomes and prevent complications. BNP testing is typically ordered by a doctor as part of a comprehensive evaluation of a person’s heart health.

Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) blood test measures the levels of the hormone BNP in a person’s blood. BNP is produced by the heart in response to increased pressure or volume within the heart chambers, and elevated levels of BNP in the blood can indicate heart problems, such as heart failure or left ventricular dysfunction.

The BNP blood test is a quick and non-invasive test that is typically part of a comprehensive evaluation of a person’s heart health. The test is performed by drawing a small sample of blood, which is then analyzed by the laboratory. 

It’s important to talk to a healthcare provider about any symptoms or risk factors for heart problems, as early diagnosis and treatment can help improve outcomes and prevent complications. BNP testing is one tool that can be used to help diagnose and monitor heart conditions, along with other tests and assessments.

What Does This Test Tell Me?
  • Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) blood test measures the levels of the hormone BNP in a person’s blood.
  • Elevated levels of BNP in the blood can indicate heart problems.
  • Indicated for risk stratification for both acute coronary syndrome and heart failure.
Test Details:
  • A rapid, point-of-care fluorescence immunoassay.