B-type Natriuretic Peptide

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC:

BNP

POE DESCRIPTION:

B-type Natriuretic Peptide

CPT CODE:

83520-90

CDM NUMBER:

3181386

TURNAROUND TIME:

Routine: 4 hours; STAT: 1 hour

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

This test cannot be added onto an existing sample more than 24 hours old.

CONTAINER TYPE: Lavender top (K2 EDTA) tube - 3 mL  (Plastic tube only)
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS:

3.0 mL EDTA whole blood (1.5 mL EDTA plasma)

REJECTION CRITERIA:

Gross hemolysis

MINIMUM VOLUME:

1 mL EDTA whole blood (0.3 mL EDTA plasma)

REFERENCE RANGE:

0-100 pg/mL

METHODOLOGY:

Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immunoassay (CMIA)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: BNP results < 100 pg/mL are seen in healthy patients. BNP is markedly increased in chronic and acute congestive heart failure patients and correlates with disease severity.
TEST SYNONYM(S):BNP, Brain Natriuretic Peptide, Natriuretic Peptide