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Test Name:Pro B-type natriuretic peptide
Test Number:7095
Collect:0.5mL Li Heparin plasma - lt grn PST
Alternate Collect:0.5mL serum - SST
0.5mL serum - red
0.5mL EDTA plasma - lavender
Container:Plasma separator (PST), Serum separator (SST) or Plasma/Serum Transport Tube
Processing:PST/SST - spin
Red/lavender - spin and separate
Transport/Stability:Refrigerated (preferred) - 6 days
Ambient - 3 days
Frozen (-20°C) - 24 months
Alternate Names:N Terminal proBNP
ProBNP (B-Type Natriuretic Peptide)
Performing Lab:Hennepin County Medical Center/HCMC (NTPBNP); R-HM
Days Set Up:Mo - Su
Expected TAT:1 - 2 days
Ref. Ranges:<50 years old: <450 pg/mL
50 years-75 years: <900 pg/mL
>75 years: <1800 pg/mL

All individuals regardless of age with an estimated GFR 60 mL/min: <1800 pg/mL

Processing Details:
Useful for: Aids in the diagnosis of congestive heart failure

Specimen should be centrifuged prior to transport.
Ensure that complete clot formation in serum specimens has taken place prior to centrifugation. If specimen is centrifuged before a complete clot forms, the presence of fibrin may cause erroneous results.
Method:Electrochemiluminescent Immunoassay
CPT Codes:83880
Date Created:11/30/2018
Revised Date:01/08/2019