B-TYPE NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE (BNP)
: Flourescence Immunoassay
: 10 - 100 pg/mL
: Lavender top (EDTA)
: 1 lavender top bullet
: 5 mL blood
: 0.7 mL plasma
: Room temperature for up to 4 hours; 2-8 C for up to 24 hours
: 2-8 C: 24 hours; -20 C: 3 months
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.
Search Options for the Test Directory:
1. Enter the test name in the Keyword search field.
Hint: You can also enter any part of the test name to expand the search.
(Example: you can type "west" or "sed" or "rate" to find Westergren Sedimentation Rate)
2. Enter the Vanderbilt Test Code, if known.
3. Choose one of the letter boxes to display a list of all test names and keywords starting with that letter.
If you are unable to find a test in our directory, please contact VPLS at
1-800-551-5227 or e-mail email@example.com.