Also Known As: NT-pro BNP
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Comes from a protein made in heart cells called pro-BNP. Pro-BNP is cleaved to form BNP which helps regulate blood volume, and an inactive peptide called NT-proBNP
Tests for either BNP or NT-proBNP are used to detect and evaluate cardiac failure
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REFERENCE INTERVALS FOR ADULTS: < 300 pg/ml.
INCREASE IN: Heart failure.
DECREASE IN: NA.