Evaluation of the Meritas® BNP Test for Point-of-Care Testing
2015 (English)In: Clinical Laboratory, ISSN 1433-6510, Vol. 61, no 7, 727-730 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
BACKGROUND: BNP and NT-proBNP are widely used as rule-out tests for heart failure (HF) and they are frequently requested by primary care doctors. A point-of-care (POC) test would reduce the time to diagnosis for patients with suspected HF. The aim of the study was to evaluate a POC BNP test.
METHODS: Plasma BNP results obtained with the Meritas® POC instrument (n = 82) were compared with the corresponding plasma BNP results analyzed on an Advia Centaur analyzer (Siemens Healthcare, Erlangen, Germany).
RESULTS: The two methods showed concordant results with a Passing-Bablok correlation between the two methods: BNP(Meritas) = 1.00 x BNP(Siemens) + 1.09; r = 0.9773.
CONCLUSIONS: The study show that the Meritas® BNP assay could be used in primary care permitting rapid BNP testing to rule out heart failure.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 61, no 7, 727-730 p.
Clinical Laboratory Medicine
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-261542DOI: 10.7754/Clin.Lab.2014.140815PubMedID: 26299071OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-261542DiVA: diva2:850603