BNP

Mnemonic

BNP

Synonym

NT pro BNP

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum- one SST

Handling

Centrifuge and separate serum from cells. Keep tube stoppered at all times. Freeze serum if testing cannot be performed within 24 hours of collection. Before testing, allow samples to thaw at room temperature for 30 minutes before testing. Mix well. Thaw samples only once.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C), if transport is delayed longer than 24 hours, serum should be frozen (at or below 20°C)

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed specimens, EDTA

Stability

E

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Method

Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

83880

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:00 AM