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N-TERMINAL PRO-BRAIN NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE (NT-proBNP), SERUM

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Lab Section Category

Description

Indications

Specimen Required

​3 mL plain blood

Storage and Transport

Method

​Immunoassay

Test Results

Reference Interval / Value

​Male : <100 pg/mL (ng/L)

Female : <150 pg/mL (ng/L)

In the setting of Emergency Medicine:
Rule-out cutoff point of 300 pg/mL has a NPV of 99%
Rule-in cutoff point of 900 pg/mL has a PPV of 76%

Turnaround Time

​Mean = 4 hrs, Range: 3 – 5 hrs

Day(s) Test Set up

​Daily, 24 hrs STAT

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