B Type Naturetic Peptide (BNP)

$78.00

This blood test is used to measure B Naturetic Peptide (BNP) levels. B Naturetic Peptide has been used as a marker of heart disease risk when there is no clinical evidence of cardiovascular disease. B type Naturetic Peptide (Brain Derived Naturetic Peptide – BNP) is a small protein secreted by the ventricles of the heart in response to excessive stretching of the heart muscles cells. BNP is secreted into the blood when the heart is working hard. BNP levels maybe elevated with heart failure, left ventricular dysfunction and renal failure. When evaluating a BNP level, it is important to realize that other factors may also affect a BNP.

Description

Test Preparation For Optimal Results:

No fasting required.

Disclaimer: Your health care provider should evaluate a deviation from normal ranges.This blood test is used to measure B Naturetic Peptide (BNP) levels. B Naturetic Peptide has been used as a marker of heart disease risk when there is no clinical evidence of cardiovascular disease. B type Naturetic Peptide (Brain Derived Naturetic Peptide – BNP) is a small protein secreted by the ventricles of the heart in response to excessive stretching of the heart muscles cells. BNP is secreted into the blood when the heart is working hard. BNP levels maybe elevated with heart failure, left ventricular dysfunction and renal failure. When evaluating a BNP level, it is important to realize that other factors may also affect a BNP.


Test Preparation For Optimal Results:

No fasting required.

Disclaimer: Your health care provider should evaluate a deviation from normal ranges.

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