Brain Natriuretic Peptide (BNP)

Test Name Brain Natriuretic Peptide (BNP)
Test Code 139
CPT Code(s) 83880
Preferred Requirement(s)  3mL (1mL) – Plasma EDTA (Frozen)
Special Instructions  Centrifuge and immediately separate plasma specimens from the cells within 10 minutes of collection into aliquot vial.  Freeze and ship frozen.  Patient should be fasting to avoid lipemia.  No or limited tourniquet should be used.  Patient should not clench fist.
Transport Temperature F = 2 Months
Methodology  Chemiluminescence
Days Performed  Sun-Sat
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