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Test Code LAB106 B-Type Natriuretic Peptide (BNP)

Department

CHEMISTRY

Primary Collection Container

Lavender 6 mL (K3EDTA)

Alternate Collection Container

Lavender 4 mL (K3EDTA)

Transport

Refrigerated

Preferred Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Processing

Whole blood

Stability

Refrigerated: 24 hours

Minimum Testing Volume

2.0 mL

Reference Range

<111 pg/mL

Methodology

Chemiluminescence

Performed

Sunday – Saturday

Reported

Varies

CPT Codes

83880

Unacceptable Conditions

Non-refrigerated specimens greater than 8 hours.

Clotted specimens.