Elevated levels of NT-proBNP can be closely linked with heart diseases such as congestive heart failure. As the heart experiences an increase in stress, levels of NT-proBNP rise. Fortunately, underwriters are able to monitor heart stress in applicants by using the NT-proBNP screening tool. This reflex text allows underwriters to monitor the stress levels, allowing them to underwrite their applicants more accurately.
The test reference sheet will highlight how NT-proBNP is related to the heart, what this means for underwriting and testing recommendations.
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