PRO-BNP N-TERMINAL

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a lavender EDTA. Centrifuge, remove plasma from cells, and send 1.0 mL plasma (0.3 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Plasma: sodium or lithium heparin. Serum: Red-top or SST

Methodology
Electrochmiluminescence Immunoassay

Stability
Room Temperature: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 2 years

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Monday-Friday

Turnaround Time3-5 days
Test CodeCHBNP
CPT-4 Code (s)
83880
LOINC Codes
NT-pro BNP   33762-6  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory