Get to the Heart of the Matter with Cardiopet® proBNP Test

An easy-to-use blood test to help assess heart disease in dogs and cats.


Early heart disease detection
Cardiopet® proBNP delivers quantitative results with interpretative criteria that can help you determine the severity of the cardiac disease – ultimately improving patient care through earlier detection.

Accuracy you can rely on
Count on the Cardiopet® proBNP test to deliver accurate results with canine- and feline-specific Nt-proBNP to increase your confidence in diagnosing heart disease and heart failure.

Easy to use
Easily requested as part of a biochemistry/FBC profile, Cardiopet® proBNP is minimally invasive, requiring only a simple blood sample.

NEW: Sample requirements

The special Cardiopet® tubes are no longer required - you can now submit samples using your routine sample tubes. A further benefit is the significant reduction in sample volume required when requesting as either a Stand Alone test or in a Profile. This is particularly advantageous for the routine testing of your feline patients, when blood collection can be difficult.

Please note: Change in sample requirements for feline patients (serum instead of EDTA plasma)


Affordable and convenient
This simple blood test can support your decision to recommend potentially expensive follow-up diagnostics like echocardiography

  • For Dogs: Test all dogs presenting with murmurs.
  • For Cats: Screen for occult hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in cats, with or without clinical signs. Request the Cardiopet® proBNP test when you request blood work as part of your cardiac workup.


This revolutionary diagnostic marker provides information that was previously available to veterinarians only through a series of complicated and expensive diagnostics. Cardiopet® proBNP significantly enhances our ability to quickly and accurately assess the cardiovascular status of our patients.
Steve Ettinger, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM

How Cardiopet® proBNP works

As the chambers of the heart are stretched, they release BNP. First discovered in 1988 and routinely used as a cardiac marker in humans, BNP is a peptide stored as a “pro-hormone.” As heart disease progresses, the chambers become more stretched and BNP is released in greater quantities. Cardiopet® proBNP measures Nt-proBNP, allowing you to quantitatively track the progression of the disease and make judgments about the condition of the heart.


For any request please contact your regional IDEXX representative or our hotline on 00800 1234 3399.