Test directory: B-Natriuretic Peptide (BNP)

Ordering Code4283
Test NameB-Natriuretic Peptide (BNP)
B-Type Natriuretic Peptide
Brain Natriuretic Peptide
Preferred SpecimenPlasma
Preferred ContainerEDTA, K2 (Lavender)
Other Specimen/ContainerNone
Optimum Volume1 mL
Handling InstructionsQMC Hospital draws: Transport EDTA tube to the QMC STAT lab within 4 hours of collection
Other draws: Centrifuge, aliquot, refrigerate within 4 hours of collection. Freeze aliquot if transport to the testing lab is >1 day.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Frozen
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 4 Hours
Refrigerated: 1 Day
Frozen: 3 Months
Rejection CriteriaSpecimen older than stability limits, Sample not separated and refrigerated within 4 hours of collection, Sample >1 day old and not frozen, Grossly hemolyzed, Sample collected in glass container.
Avail. StatYES
Analytic Time1 Hour
MethodologyChemiluminescent Microparticle Immunoassay (CMIA)

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
B-Natriuretic Peptide (BNP)ALL<100<100pg/mL