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Test Code PROBNP B-Type Natriuretic Peptide (BNP)

Additional Information

EDTA is also acceptable but EDTA recovers approximately 10% lower

Collection Container

Serum gel

Specimen Required

Serum

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.

Specimen Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Specimen Volume

0.3 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate

Specimen Stability

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

Methodology

Electrochemiluminescence immunoassay (ECLIA)

Days and Times Performed

Test performed daily

Turnaround Time

24 hours

Reference Ranges

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

Units of Measure

pg/mL

CPT Code

83880

LOINC Code

33762-6

EMR Interface Order Code

07860