What is a BNP Test?
The BNP Test measures the blood level of BNP, or B-Type Natriuretic Peptide.
Why is a BNP Test important?
BNP is a marker that is elevated in people with various forms of heart failure and hypertrophy.
Who should get a BNP Test?
BNP levels are sometimes tracked to measure the response to therapies that lower blood pressure.
What type of specimen will I submit?
This BNP Test is a blood test.
Do I need to fast to take this test?
Fasting is not necessary.
How long does it take to get test results?
It typically takes 4 business days or less.