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Published on July 13, 2021

Brain-Type Natriuretic Peptide

Synonyms: BNP

EDTA Lavender Top Tube

Tube Type

Test ID   LAB106
EPIC Order
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
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

Testing is performed using Siemens Atellica BNP Assay.  Different test methods should not be used interchangeably.

Heterophilic antibodies may cause interference.

Reviewed by Christopher Parker on August 25, 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.

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