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Clinical Chemistry Laboratory

Brain Natriuteric Peptide (BNP)

  • Synonyms: BNP
  • LIS Mnemonic: BNP

    Collect

    Lavendar (EDTA)

    Volume Required

    1 ml EDTA blood

    Minimum Required

    0.5 ml EDTA blood unless the Hematocrit is high

    Transport

    Deliver to laboratory promptly

    Stability

    4 hrs room temp, 24 hrs refrigerated

    Processing

    Centrifuge tube promptly upon arrival in lab (preferably refrigerated.)

    Unacceptable conditions

    Transport delays greater than 4 hrs. Specimens collected in non-EDTA tubes like serum and heparin. Avoid hemolysis and glass tubes.

Days Performed

7 days

Reported

Same day

Reflex Testing

N/A

CPT

83519

Methodology

ARCHITECT 1000

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