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Roche takes heart failure blood test to Europe:

This article was originally published in Clinica

Executive Summary

Roche Diagnostics has launched in the UK a fully automated blood test that can help diagnose heart failure. The test, called proBNP, is a quantitative, laboratory-based immunoassay that detects levels of natriuretic peptides in serum and plasma. Natriuretic peptides appear in increased concentrations in the blood of patients with cardiac dysfunction and therefore serve as a biochemical indicator of heart failure, says the firm.





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