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A brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) test measures the amount of the BNP hormone in the blood. BNP is used to help detect, diagnose and evaluate the severity of heart failure and monitor progress with treatment. The PoCT BNP programme is administered as part of the Weqas BNP EQA programme accomodating both Laboratory and Point of Care testing.
This programme has been designed to simulate the composition of patient samples in order to correctly reflect the expected performance with patient samples. For PoCT plasma BNP, three human plasma samples at an appropriate physiological range are distributed every 2 months.
Samples per set: 3 x 0.5mL
|Analyte||Approx. Range Covered|
|BNP 32||20 - 3000||pg/mL|
|BNP Triage||20 - 1000||pg/mL|
|NT-pro BNP||20 - 4000||pg/mL|