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Analyte: N-terminal ProB-type Natriuretic Peptide
Specimen Type: Serum, Heparin Plasma, EDTA Plasma
Optimum Volume: 0.5 mL.
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Reporting units: pg/mL
Biological or Clinical Significance:
The clinical utility of CNH assays for B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and the N-terminal part of the propeptide of BNP (NT-proBNP) has been confirmed for screening of heart disease, stratification of patients with congestive heart failure, detection of left ventricular systolic and/or diastolic dysfunction, and differential diagnosis of dyspnea.
Principle of Test Method:
The NT-ProBNP assay is an automated electrochemiluminescent assay.