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Test Code 76480029 NT-pro BNP

Performing Laboratory

Barnes-Jewish Hospital Laboratory

Methodology

Electrochemiluminescence immunoassay (ECLIA)

 

Literature References: Package insert: proBNP II reagent. Roche Corporation, 03/2017

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Plasma
Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)
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: 2 hours after receipt in laboratory
 

Reference Values

0 – 74 yrs: 0 – 300 pg/mL
75 yrs and up: 0 – 450 pg/mL
 

Test Classification and CPT Coding

83880

Additional Information

For BJH Laboratory Use Only
Alternate Tube:
1 mint green top (lithium heparin) tube
1 dark green-top (lithium heparin) tube
1 red-top tube (with or without gel separator)
Analyte Stability:
3 days at room temperature (20-25°C)
6 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
Laboratory Processing Instructions:
Test performed in BJH Core Lab.  Processed by automated line for delivery to the Cobas 8000. Completed specimens are stored refrigerated for 5 days.
 

Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient

LOINC Code Information

83107-3