Table 2Effect of age on diagnostic performance of BNP

Author YearAssayAgeDecision Point pg/mLSensitivity %Specificity %
Maisel,73 2004Triage18 to 6910086.381.6
20076.990.9
30068.893.8
40059.594.7
70 to 10510093.653.3
20084.872.0
30075.377.0
40065.183.1
Ray,111 2005Triage>652507391
Rogers,101 2009iSTAT>751009441
1849166
Chenevier-Gobeaux,119 2008Triage65 to 842707383
>852908069

Abbreviations: BNP=B-type natriuretic peptide; pg/mL = picograms per milliliter

From: Results

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