Name: B-Type Natriuretic Peptide
Test Name: B-Type Natriuretic Peptide
Health Link Test Code: XBNP
LIS Test Code: BNP
CPT Code(s): 83880
Methodology: Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.
In-Lab Turnaround Time: 4 hours.
Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 hour.
Collection Container: Lavender top
Collection Volume: 4 mL
Pediatric Collection Volume: 1 mL
Whole blood and plasma: 4 hours
Whole blood and plasma: 24 hours
Plasma 3 months
Sample Analyzed: Plasma
Testing Volume: 1 mL
Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.5 mL
Centrifuge. Transfer cell-free plasma to plastic vial. Freeze specimen.
Transport specimen to the laboratory. Transport with coolant pack if coming from clinic location. Transport frozen plasma on dry ice.
Glass tubes are not acceptable for this method.
0 days and up: 0-99 pg/mL
Interpretation Type: Reference Interval
Results may be affected if patient has developed heterophilic antibodies due to exposure to animal based protein products.