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NT-Pro BNP Test

NT-Pro BNP Test

also known as: BNP, Brain Natriuretic Peptide

The test for B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) or N-terminal pro b-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) is originally used to test, detect and also get to diagnose the severity of heart failure (if any) on the whole. This is all because of the fact that BNP and NT-proBNP are the substances that are produced in the heart and they are known to be released when the heart gets to stretch and is struggling to pump blood into the body. It can also be used with several other cardiac biomarker tests and this can be helpful in detecting the heart stress.

This is a sort of emergency testing and the person with the following symptoms are subjected to this test under the supervision of the doctors. Shortness of Breath Fatigue Swelling of feet as well as ankles. This type of testing is actually done in the emergency room and especially when a person is actually in crisis due to the signs of heart failure or even any other similar emergency condition. The person has to be immediately taken to the doctor and the physician decides whether to go for this test or not.

It has to be known that when the left ventricle of the heart is stretched the concentrations of BNP and NT-proBNP produced can get to increase than the normal. This condition depicts the fact that the heart is actually working hard and is facing difficulty in pumping the blood. Such conditions can actually lead to heart failure and the impact of the failure can be detected through this test. This test can also be used in differentiating it from various other diseases including lung diseases etc.

This type of test follows the procedure of a regular blood test and the blood sample from the patient is actually collected using the following steps. The skin is cleaned initially with alcohol or spirit A needle is then inserted into the vein of the person where the skin is rinsed and the vein which is clearly visible to the naked eye is selected for this purpose. The blood is dragged out through a syringe and the sample is taken to the laboratory for some further proceedings.

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Type Gender Age-Group Value
All age groups
100 - 300pg/ml
Average price range of the test is between Rs.1500 to Rs.3950 depending on the factors of city, quality and availablity.

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What is NT-Pro BNP Test?
Preparation for NT-Pro BNP Test
Uses of NT-Pro BNP Test
Procedure for NT-Pro BNP Test
Specimen Requirements
Normal values for NT-Pro BNP Test
Price for NT-Pro BNP Test
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