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Test Name:Brain Natriuretic Peptide (BNP)
Test Number:LAB5531 [83880.1]
Collect:5.0 ml EDTA Whole Blood
Container:Lavendar Top EDTA Tube or Plastic Transfer Vial
Processing:Submit Entire Specimen
*Spin, separate and Freeze
Transport/Stability:Refrigerated/ *Frozen Plasma
Alternate Names:BNP
Performing Lab:AHL - CM
Days Set Up:M - Su
Expected TAT:1 Day
Ref. Ranges:Male: <100 pg/ml
Female (<75 yrs): <150 pg/ml
Female (>75 yrs): <265 pg/ml
Collection/
Processing Details:
BNP must be performed within 24 hours of collection.
* If unable to perform within 24 hours, spin, separate and freeze plasma at - 20 °C. May be ordered STAT. Specimen will be rejected if Hemolyzed.
Method:Fluorescence Immunoassay
CPT Codes:83880
Date Created:11/08/2002
Revised Date:06/16/2014