Vcheck Feline NT-proBNP
NT-proBNP concentration reflects the degree of cardiac activation secondary to stimulus, such as stretching. Vcheck's fNT-proBNP test allows for identification of this marker to assess the magnitude of cardiac muscle stretching.
Serum, Plasma (heparin, EDTA) 100μl
Diagnosis of Heart Disease in Cats
Screens for occult heart disease
Prior to anesthesia
In apparently healthy cats with heart murmurs
At risk breeds - Maine Coon, Ragdoll, Birman, Persian
Distinguishes cardiac from respiratory disease
In cats with respiratory signs such as dyspnea, tachypnea, cough
Differentiates cardiac and respiratory causes of dyspnea
Determines the severity of heart disease
Monitors stabilization of CHF during hospitalization
Predicts survival in cats with CHF
What Our Customers Are Saying
"I’m a big fan of this test because it’s what is missing. We test kidney and liver values on pre-anesthesia blood work. Shouldn’t we test the heart too? That seems pretty important to me. Need that heart. Nothing else matters if the heart does not work right, plus the cost to run it makes it a no brainer."