4200 B-type Natriuretic Peptide (BNP)

Specimen Type Specimen Stability Reference Range
EDTA Plasma 24 Hours, Refrigerated
2 weeks, frozen
< 100 pg/mL

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: EDTA Plasma
Container: 1 Lavender Top Tube
Temperature: Refrigerated
Preferred Vol: 1.00 mL
Min Vol: 0.50 mL

Method

Immunochemiluminometric (ICMA)

Schedule

Mon-Sat

Turn-Around Time

24 hrs; Also offered STAT at an additional charge

Instructions/Notes

Call lab for STAT pick-up; If not tested within 4hrs of draw, aliquot/freeze and call lab for frozen specimen pick-up; Do not collect in GLASS tube

Clinical Utility

To help diagnose the presence and severity of congestive heart failure

CPT Codes

83880

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