Published on July 13, 2021

Brain-Type Natriuretic Peptide

Tube Type

Synonyms: BNP

Test ID LAB106
EPIC Order BRAIN-TYPE NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE
CPT Code(s) 83880
Group/Individual Test Individual
Laboratory Core Laboratory
Tube Station Routine: 30; STAT: 888
Specimen Routine: 4mL blood/lavender top EDTA tube
Micro: 1 mL blood/lavender top EDTA tube
Stability
Unspun: 24 hours
Spun: 24 hours
Aliquot and freeze plasma if testing is not performed within 24 hours.
Availability Routine: 24 hours/day
STAT: Yes
Turnaround Time Routine: 2 hrs; STAT: 1 hr
Reference Range Normal: ≤100 pg/mL
Comments

Testing is performed using Siemens Atellica BNP Assay. Different test methods should not be used interchangeably. Atellica BNP results are not interchangeable with NT-proBNP results. Refer to McLendon Laboratory Memo #170.

Heterophilic antibodies may cause interference.

Reviewed by Christopher Parker on December 28, 2021

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514