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Test Code PROBNP B-Type Natriuretic Peptide (BNP)

Collection Container

Serum gel

Specimen Required

Serum

Specimen Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Specimen Volume

0.3 mL

Special Handling Instructions

In patients receiving therapy with high biotin doses ( >5
mg/day), no sample should be taken until at least 8 hours after the
last biotin administration.

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate

Specimen Stability

Room Temeprature:3 days,  Refrigerated: 6 days, Frozen: 24 months freeze/thaw cycle 1

Methodology

Electrochemiluminescence immunoassay (ECLIA)

Reference Ranges

Female and Male:
0-74 years: 0-125 pg/mL
75 years +: 0-450 pg/mL

Turnaround Time

24 hours

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Test performed daily

Additional Information

EDTA is also acceptable but
EDTA recovers approximately 10%
lower,

CPT Code

83880

Units of Measure

pg/mL

LOINC Code

33762-6