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Lab code: PRBNP
Test Synonyms:
NT-proBNP; B-type natriuretic peptide; Brain natriuretic peptide; BNP (NT-proBNP)
Core Lab
Inpatient Req:
Core Lab (#84927)  
Outpatient Req:
Clinical Labs (#83608)  
3 ml Lavender
Result Time:
2 hours   Cost: $$$
Reference Interval:
< 50 yrs: 0-450 pg/ml; 50-75 yrs: 0-900 pg/ml; > 75 yrs: 0-1800 pg/ml  
Important Information:
The serial monitoring of BNP during acute CHF management has not yet been shown to be of prognostic value. A baseline BNP may be helpful in the diagnosis of acute CHF and a repeat BNP at discharge may be helpful in management on an ambulatory basis.