Bnp

  1. What does BNP stand for and what is this lab test for and what does an elevated level mean?? I can't find it any where in my lab books.
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  3. by   Tweety
    It's a relatively new test that is helpful in diagnosis CHF.

    Here's some info that is pretty basic but can help guide you into further research.

    http://www.labtestsonline.org/news/bnp010710.html
  4. by   BittyBabyGrower
    Quote from Spider Cat
    What does BNP stand for and what is this lab test for and what does an elevated level mean?? I can't find it any where in my lab books.
    It stands for b-type natriuretic peptide. It is a cardiac biomarker and it is used to help differentiate between heart disease/failure and lung problems. We send it in NICU to see if the ductus arterious is open.

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