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

Page last updated: 01 February 2024

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
Consultation closed

MSAC Consultation
MSAC consultation input closed Friday, 6 October 2023.

For further information please refer to PASC, ESC, MSAC Key Dates
For further information on the consultation process please refer to MSAC Consultation Process

PICO Confirmation

PICO Confirmation (PDF 1483 KB)
PICO Confirmation (Word 801 KB)

Assessment Report


Public Summary Document

Public Summary Document (PDF 658 KB)
Public Summary Document (Word 238 KB)

Meetings for this Application


13–14 April 2023


5-6 October 2023


23-24 November 2023