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Lab Test Dictionary

NT-proBNP (11188)

Methodology

Electrochemiluminescence (ECLIA)


Synonyms

BNP; NTproBNP

Specimen Type

Serum or Plasma

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano


Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days

Monday-Friday

Standard TAT

3-6 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

1-2 mL Blood

Container Type

Lavender (EDTA)

Collection Instructions

Plasma collected in sodium heparin (green-top), lithium heparin (green-top) or EDTA (royal blue-top) or Serum collected in a (red-top) tube is also acceptable. Dietary supplements containing biotin may interfere in assays and may skew results to be either falsely high or falsely low. For patients receiving the recommended daily doses of biotin, draw samples at least 8 hours following the last biotin supplementation. For patients on mega-doses of biotin supplements, draw samples at least 72 hours following the last biotin supplementation. This test is not validated for pediatric patients and will report with adult reference ranges.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Frozen-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 72 Hours; Refrigerated: 5 Days; Frozen: 2 Years

Rejection Criteria

Gross hemolysis

Test Volume Required

1 mL Serum or Plasma

Minimum Test Volume

0.3 mL Serum or Plasma

Processing Instructions

Separate serum or plasma as soon as possible.


Comments

This test is not validated for pediatric patients and will report with adult reference ranges.


CPT Codes

83880


Revised

10-22-19

Initials

SL