1740 – N-Terminal-pro Brain Natriuretic Peptidete (NT-proBNP) to aid in the diagnosis of patients with suspected heart failure in a non-hospital setting

Page last updated: 27 January 2023

Application Detail

Description of Medical Service

A blood test (NT-proBNP assay), requested by a cardiologist to determine the level of cardiac neurohormone in the blood of a patient with a suspected heart failure. The result of the test informs subsequent treatment.

Description of Medical Condition

Heart failure occurs when the heart muscle does not pump blood as well as it should. The result is that blood often backs up and fluid can build up in the lungs, causing shortness of breath.

Reason for Application

New MBS item

Medical Service Type

Investigative technology

Previous Application Number/s

Not Applicable

Associated Documentation

Application Form

Application Form (PDF 1528 KB)
Application Form (Word 423 KB)

Consultation Survey

Consultation Survey (PDF 658 KB)
Consultation Survey (Word 27 KB)

PASC Consultation
PASC consultation closes 10 March 2023

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PICO Confirmation


Assessment Report


Public Summary Document


Meetings for this Application


13–14 April 2023