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Lab Test Dictionary

B-Type Natriuretic Peptide (B-NP)


Synonyms

Brain Natriuretic Peptide; Beta Type; B-Type, BNP

Specimen Type

Plasma

Performing Lab

RCHSD Chemistry


Epic ID

LAB106

Lab Test Days

Daily


Collection Information

Specimen Required

1-3 mL Blood

Container Type

Lavender (EDTA)

Collection Instructions

BNP is unstable in glass container.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Ambient-OK

Test Volume Required

1.5 mL Plasma

Minimum Test Volume

0.5 mL Plasma

Processing Instructions

Centrifuge and separate plasma. Give specimen to Chemistry immediately. Must be tested within 24 hours of collection.


CPT Codes

83880


Revised

05-07-18