• 4 months ago


    I recently was seen in the ER for shortness of breath. The doctor ordered a NT-proBNP blood test. During my visit he said my blood work looked fine. But later I reviewed my lab results print-out and it showed the BNP test was flagged as 'abnormal' with a result of less than 15 pg/ml. The reference range is 0-125 pg/ml. Is less than 15 an abnormal result? Could it indicate some type of heart failure?


  • 4 months ago

    RE: BNP

    Please consult with your regular doctor on the specific matter. Being seen in he ER is not a substitute for the care and treatment one receives by seeing his/her physician on a yearly basis or sooner (as applicable).

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