Clinical Chemistry

CARDIOVASCULAR III: BIOMARKERS OF HEART FAILURE (MLS)

AACC Learning Lab for Medical Laboratory Scientists

Author information
Fred S. Apple, Ph.D
Li Zha, Ph.D

Learning objectives:

  • Describe the definition and classification of heart failure
  • Describe the pathophysiology of heart failure
  • Explain the biochemistry of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP)
  • Discuss the standardization of BNP and NT-proBNP measurement
  • Describe the clinical use of BNP and NT-proBNP

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