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Test Code 0721 B-Type Natriuretic Peptide (BNP), Plasma

Performing Laboratory

Barnes-Jewish Hospital Laboratory

Methodology

Chemiluminescence Enzyme Immunoassay (CEIA)

Literature Reference:

Package insert: Architect BNP, Abbott Diagnostics, Nov 2008

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Plasma

Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)-Glass vial is not acceptable.

Specimen Volume: Full tube

 

Collection Instructions: Invert several times to mix blood.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Turnaround Time:
STAT: 1 hour after receipt in laboratory
Routine: 1 hour after receipt in laboratory

Reference Values

<100 pg/mL

Test Classification and CPT Coding

83880

Additional Information

For BJH Laboratory Use Only
Analyte Stability:

Specimen must be processed within 4 hours of draw if kept at Room temperature or within 24 hours of draw if kept refrigerated (2-8ºC). 

Laboratory Processing Instructions:

Test performed in BJH Chemistry.  Centrifuge upon receipt.  Deliver to the Architect.  Specimen must be processed within 4 hours of draw if kept at room temperature or within 24 hours of draw if kept refrigerated (2-8ºC).  Completed specimen is stored refrigerated for 1 week.

 

Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient

LOINC Code Information

Name LOINC Code
B-Type Natriuretic Peptide (BNP), Plasma 30934-4