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NT-Pro BNP in Bangalore

Also known as Brain natriuretic peptide, N terminal pro B type natriuretic peptide, Natriuretic peptides
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This test is for
Male, Female
Test Preparation
  1. Patients taking biotin supplements or receiving high-dose biotin therapy are advised to stop supplements for 72 hours before sample collection due to possible interference with this test.

Understanding NT-Pro BNP in Bangalore


What is NT-Pro BNP in Bangalore?

An NT-Pro BNP test measures the level of a hormone called N-terminal pro-Brain-natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) in the blood. This hormone is released by the heart in response to stress or strain, particularly when the heart is not pumping effectively, as seen in conditions like heart failure. Available at an affordable price in Bangalore with Tata 1mg Labs, this test helps diagnose and manage heart-related conditions, such as myocardial infarction (heart attack), coronary artery disease(CAD), etc. 

Your doctor may advise this test if you exhibit symptoms of heart failure or in case of risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, medical or family history of heart disease, etc. An NT-Pro BNP test is also done in combination with other cardiac tests, such as an electrocardiogram (ECG) or echocardiogram, to comprehensively evaluate your heart health. No fasting is required for this test. You can eat or drink normally, as per your daily routine.

What does NT-Pro BNP measure?

An NT-Pro BNP test measures the concentration of NT-proBNP (N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide) in the blood. It is a cardiac hormone secreted from the left ventricles (the organ's main pumping chamber) and helps to regulate blood volume. When heart failure develops or worsens, the heart muscle cells produce NT-Pro BNP, which is released into the bloodstream. It helps alleviate the condition by relaxing the blood vessels, reducing fluid volume, and reducing the heart's workload.

NT-Pro BNP concentration in the blood increases in heart failure and other diseases that affect the heart and circulatory system. Measuring the levels of NT-Pro BNP can provide insight into your heart’s current health and functioning.

Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about NT-Pro BNP in Bangalore


Frequently Asked Questions about NT-Pro BNP in Bangalore

Q. What are the common symptoms of heart failure?

Heart failure can be indicated by symptoms such as difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, feeling tired, and swelling (edema) in the feet, ankles, legs, and abdomen.

Q. In what conditions can levels of NT-Pro BNP increase?

The levels of NT-Pro BNP can increase in conditions such as heart failure, asymptomatic left ventricular dysfunction, arterial and pulmonary hypertension, cardiac hypertrophy, valvular heart disease, arrhythmia, and acute coronary syndrome. Along with that, an increased amount of NT-Pro BNP is seen in individuals with acute and chronic kidney failure, liver cirrhosis, hyperaldosteronism, diabetes mellitus, and Cushing’s syndrome.

Q. How frequently should you take this test?

An NT-Pro BNP test is not a routine test. The frequency of this test is decided by the doctor or healthcare professional based on an individual's condition. This test is advised to rule out or diagnose congestive heart failure (CHF) and to assess the effectiveness of treatment in patients with CHF.

Q. How is the NT-Pro BNP test performed?

A phlebotomist (a trained professional to perform blood draws) will clean your skin using an antiseptic alcohol cotton swab or wipe and take a blood sample from your vein using a needle. The blood sample will be stored safely and transported to the laboratory for analysis.

Q. Is there any risk associated with the NT-Pro BNP test?

No, NT-Pro BNP test is generally safe with minimal risks. However, you may feel slight discomfort during blood sample collection but chances of serious complications are extremely rare.

Q. Does Tata 1mg Labs offer the NT-Pro BNP test in Bangalore near me?

Yes, Tata 1mg Labs offers the NT-Pro BNP test in Bangalore near you. The test is easy to book, is pocket-friendly, and comes with a comprehensible report.

Q. Is home sample collection facility available for the NT-Pro BNP test in Bangalore with Tata 1mg Labs?

Yes, home sample collection for the NT-Pro BNP test is readily available in Bangalore. Tata 1mg Labs allows you to choose a date and time that suits your schedule for sample collection.

Q. How can I schedule the NT-Pro BNP test with Tata 1mg Labs in Bangalore?

If you want to schedule the NT-Pro BNP test with Tata 1mg Labs in Bangalore, the procedure is fairly easy and hassle-free. Follow these steps to book a test: 1). Visit the Lab Tests section on the Tata 1mg website. 2). Add the test you want in the cart. 3). Pick a time and date slot according to your convenience; however, do consider the necessary prerequisites while scheduling a test. 4). You will receive a notification with all the details once the test is scheduled.

Q. What is the cost of the NT-Pro BNP test at Tata 1mg Labs in Bangalore?

Tata 1mg Labs is a pocket-friendly platform for booking lab tests in Bangalore. The NT-Pro BNP test is available at an affordable price of Rs. 3000.

Q. How long does Tata 1mg Labs take to give the reports of the NT-Pro BNP test in Bangalore?

At Tata 1mg Labs, we understand the importance of timely results. We strive to provide fast turnaround times for test results, allowing you to get the information you need promptly. On average, we take 48 hours to provide the reports of the NT-Pro BNP test in Bangalore.
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References

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