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B-TYPE NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE (BNP)

Department: Chemistry
Test Synonym(s): BNP
CPT Codes: 83880
Methodology: Flourescence Immunoassay
Reference Range: 10 - 100 pg/mL
Tube Type: Lavender top (EDTA) - 4.0 mL
Specimen: Plasma
Pediatric Requirements: 1 lavender top bullet
Volume: 1 mL plasma
Minimum Volume: 0.3 mL plasma
Temperature: Room temperature for up to 4 hours; 2-8 C for up to 24 hours
Stability: 2-8 C: 24 hours; -20 C: 3 months
Reasons for Rejection: Severely hemolyzed specimen, improper storage, improper specimen
Days Performed: Daily
Times Performed: Continuous
TAT: Stat: 1 hour, routine: 2 hours
Special Instructions: 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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