Brain Type Natriuretic Peptide (BNP)

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What is the Lab Name for Brain Type Natriuretic Peptide?

Brain Type Natriuretic Peptide

What is the Lab Abbreviation for Brain Type Natriuretic Peptide?

BNP

What is Brain Type Natriuretic Peptide in terms of Nursing Labs?

Brain natriureticpeptide (BNP) is a hormone made by the heart. When the heart is stressed or working hard to pump blood, it releases BNP.

What is the Normal Range for Brain Type Natriuretic Peptide?

<100 pg/mL

What are the Indications for Brain Type Natriuretic Peptide?

  • Identify:
    • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
    • Effectiveness of Treatment
    • Severity of Disease

What would cause Increased Levels of Brain Type Natriuretic Peptide?

  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Kidney Failure

What would cause Decreased Levels of Brain Type Natriuretic Peptide?

  • N/A

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