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Blood Test Information

(a.k.a Brain natriuretic peptide, NTB, Pro-BNP, NT--proBNP)
minimum sample volume required ~ 5ml

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Test Code: NTB

Other acceptable tube types
Lithium heparin (pale green)

Special instructions

In suspected chronic heart failure:
>2000: Refer urgently to heart failure clinic.
400 - 2000: Refer to community Echo & initiate treatment if high clinical suspicion.
<400: Heart failure unlikely. Review for alternative causes. If suspicion of heart failure remains discuss with cardiology via consultant connect.
(NICE NG106)


Turnaround Time
2 days

Department: Biochemistry

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