Chapter 12. Basics of Natriuretic Peptides: Practical Aspects of Assays, Potential Analytical Confounders, and Clinical Interpretation

  1. Jesse E. Adams MD, FACC1,
  2. Fred Apple PhD2 and
  3. Allan S. Jaffe MD3
  1. Alan H. B. Wu

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470691984.ch12

Markers in Cardiology: A Case-Oriented Approach

Markers in Cardiology: A Case-Oriented Approach

How to Cite

Wu, A. H. B. (2008) Basics of Natriuretic Peptides: Practical Aspects of Assays, Potential Analytical Confounders, and Clinical Interpretation, in Markers in Cardiology: A Case-Oriented Approach (eds J. E. Adams, F. Apple and A. S. Jaffe), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470691984.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 1

    University of Louisville, Division of Cardiology 100 Mallard Creek, Louisville, KY 40202, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Hennepin County Medical Center and University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis, MN, USA

  3. 3

    Cardiovascular Division and Cardiovascular Research, Institute and Division of Laboratory Medicine, Mayo Clinic and Medical School, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 30 JUL 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405134187

Online ISBN: 9780470691984

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Keywords:

  • coronary syndromes;
  • chest pain;
  • heart failure;
  • blood collection tubes;
  • kallikrein system

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Case 1: Increased BNP in the Presence of Other Confounding Clinical Variables

  • Case 2: BNP and NT-proBNP Concentrations in a Patient Who was Transferred to Another Facility

  • Case 3: Decreased BNP in the Presence of Pre-analytic Variables

  • References