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NT-proBrain natriuretic peptide

Lab Section: 

Chemistry

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB3294

 

Methodology: 

Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassay

Schedule: 

On request

Reported: 

1 hour

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 5.0 mL Light Green Top Tube
Pediatric volume: 0.5 mL (Plasma)
Stability: Stable 6 days refrigerated 2-8C, stable 3 days at room temp.

 

Notes: 

Can be added up to 5 days from time of collection if stored at 2-8 degrees C.

Reference Interval: 

0 75 years: <450 pg/mL

76 years 999 years: <125 pg/mL

The proBNP assay replaces the previously performed BNP.

CPT Code(s): 

83880

Last Changed: 

7/3/2018 10:03 AM

Last Reviewed: 8/23/2017 10:23 AM