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Test Code LAB0297598 B-Type Natriuretic Peptide (BNP), Blood

Methodology

Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immunoassay

Performing Laboratory

CentraCare Laboratory Services

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Whole blood

Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: Full tube

Collection Instructions: EDTA plasma is also acceptable (0.5 ml EDTA plasma)

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerated 24 hours/Ambient 4 hours/Frozen 3 months

Reference Values

<100 pg/mL

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

83880