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Alias Names:Pro BNP / NT proBrain Natriuretic Peptide
Methodology:Electrochemiluminescent Immunoassay
Edit Date:6/11/2010
Performed:Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Released:1-4 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories' reference lab.
CPT Code:83880-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection:One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: One 4 mL green top tube (heparin) or one 6 mL pink top tube (EDTA K2).
Handling:Centrifuge and immediately separate serum or plasma from cells into a plastic vial. Freeze. Analyte deterioration may occur in specimens that are repeatedly frozen and thawed.
Stability:8 hours ambient, 72 hours refrigerated, or 1 year frozen.
Standard Volume:1 mL serum or plasma.
Minimum Volume:0.5 mL serum or plasma.
Transport:Frozen on dry ice.
≤ 74 years 124 pg/mL or less
≥ 75 years 449 pg/mL or less