Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: January 19, 2019 @ 10:13 am

2620

BNP

Specimen:Collect:
  • One Lavender (EDTA)

Also Acceptable:
  • One Pink Top (EDTA)
Submit:
  • 1 mL (Min:0.5 mL) Plasma . Submit Frozen. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.
Special Handling:
  • Avoid Repeated Freeze/Thaw Cycles
  • EDTA whole blood is stable 7 hours ambient or refrigerated. If testing delayed more than 7 hours - separate plasma and freeze.
Rejection Criteria:
  • Grossly Hemolyzed Samples
Stability:Ambient: 7 Hour(s); Refrigerated: 24 Hour(s); Frozen: 4 Month(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
Methodology:
  • Fluorescence Immunoassay
Performed:Sun-Sat
Reported:1-2 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 83880
Interpretive Data:General Reference Range : 0-100 pg/ml
A BNP level >100 pg/mL is associated with the presence of congestive heart failure in patients 55 years or older. Correlation with other historical, physical and X-ray findings is required.
Components:
  • 2620 - BNP
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