What is B-type natriuretic peptide?
B-Type natriuretic peptide (BNP) is a hormone produced by the heart. The heart releases more BNP when the heart tissue is stretched. This is common in heart failure when the heart has to work harder.
Symptoms of heart failure include shortness of breath. Although the level of BNP is not directly correlated with symptom severity, a higher BNP level than normal is indicative of heart failure.
Why take the test?
This test measures the level of BNP in the blood and can be used to help diagnose heart failure.
How it works
Purchase your Kit
Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to your door unless you are ordering a COVID-19 Fit to Fly test where you will be given appointment options to attend our clinics across the United Kingdom for a nose and throat swab PCR test at the checkout stage.
Take your test and post
Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse. For COVID-19 Fit to Fly tests you must attend one of our partner clinics for our trained collection officers to take your sample. You will then have the results emailed to you.
Get results directly to your dashboard
You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.
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