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Table 6 Pathology tests and indicative cut-offs for definite heart failure

From: The epidemiology of heart failure in the general Australian community - study of heart failure in the Australian primary carE setting (SHAPE): methods

 Test name
Heart failure rule-out< 100 pg/mL< 300 pg/mL
Heart failure rule-in> 400 pg/mL> 450 pg/mL age < 50 yrs
> 900 pg/mL age 50–75 yrs
> 1800 pg/mL age > 75 yrs
  1. Source: Atherton J, Sindone A, De Pasquale C, et al. National Heart Foundation of Australia and Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Guidelines for the prevention, detection and management of heart failure in Australia 2018