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Atrial Natriuretic Peptide

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Atrial natriuretic hormone, atrial natriuretic factor, ANF, ANH, ANP.

Common Use:
To assist in diagnosing and monitoring heart failure (HF) and to differentiate HF from other causes of dyspnea.

Plasma collected in a chilled, lavender-top tube. Specimen should be transported tightly capped and in an ice slurry.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Radioimmunoassay)

Conventional UnitsSI Units (Conventional Units × 1)
20–77 pg/mL20–77 ng/L

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