Brain (B Type) Natriuretic Peptide BNP

Method(s) Fluorescent or Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Specimen Required
Collect

One FULL 3 mL lavender (EDTA) top tube. Dedicated tube preferred.

Transport

Entire lavender (EDTA) top tube at 20-25ºC within 6 hours of collection.

Remarks Lavender (EDTA) top tube MUST be filled to draw capacity. Invert tube several times after collection to avoid clotting.
Stability

Whole Blood: Ambient: 7 hrs; Refrigerated: 7 hrs; DO NOT FREEZE Plasma: Refrigerated: 24 hrs; Frozen Plasma: 1 month

Unacceptable Conditions

Partially filled tubes (less than 90% capacity).

Schedule Daily - 24 hours a day
Billing Code 1010009
CPTCode 83880
Notes Plasma must be separated from cells within 7 hours of collection.
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

0 - 100 pg/mL

No Appointment Necessary
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