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Clinical Biochemistry

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B-type Natriuretic Peptide

Also known as: BNP, Brain Natriuretic Peptide

Specimen requirements

Sample type: Plasma (EDTA)

Collection requirements: Specimen should be separated and frozen within four hours of collection


Price on application

Turnaround time

Please see Turnaround times

Analytical method


Analysis undertaken at these site(s)

John Radcliffe Hospital

Reference intervals


All ages: 0.6 - 28.9 pmol/L


All ages: 0.6 - 28.9 pmol/L