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Brain natriuretic peptide is stable in whole blood and can be measured using a simple rapid assay: implications for clinical practice
  1. David R Murdocha,b,
  2. John Byrneb,
  3. James J Mortona,
  4. Theresa A McDonagha,b,
  5. Stephen D Robba,
  6. Suzanne Clementsa,
  7. Ian Fordc,
  8. John J V McMurraya,b,
  9. Henry J Dargiea,b
  1. aMedical Research Council’s Clinical Research Initiative in Heart Failure, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK, bDepartment of Cardiology, Western Infirmary, Glasgow, UK, cRobertson Centre for Biostatistics, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
  1. Dr Murdoch, MRC Clinical Research Initiative in Heart Failure, West Medical Building, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK.

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