B-TYPE NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE (BNP)
: Flourescence Immunoassay
: <100 pg/mL
: Lavender top (EDTA)
: 2 lavender top bullets
: 5 mL blood
: 0.7 mL plasma
: Room temperature for up to 4 hours; -20 C if longer than 4 hours before testing
: 3 Days at 2-8º C; -20º C for longer
Reasons for Rejection
: Severely hemolyzed specimen, improper storage, improper specimen
: Stat: 1 hour, routine: 2 hours
: Transport at room temp or chilled.If testing will not be performed within 4 hours of collection, it is best to separate plasma and freeze.
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