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  Brain Natriuretic Peptide Specimen Type:
  also known as B-Type Natriuretic Peptide, BNP

Blood


CHEMISTRY

Specimen requirements: 3 mL EDTA draw
  or: 3 mL EDTA Hemogard Closure
Reference ranges:
CATEGORY LOW   HIGH   UNITS   QUALITATIVE  
N/A 0 100 pg/mL N/A
Unit of measure: pg/mL
Ideal sample: 3 mL Whole Blood
Absolute minimum amount: 1 mL Whole Blood
Method of collection: N/A
Transportation: Specimen must be spun down and frozen if transport time exceeds 4 hours.
Label instructions: N/A
Request test on form: MULTI LABS [Chem/Hem/UA/Tox/BB/Rheum] ( 151-104 )
Order/entry screen(s): Chemistry - Blood
Stat frequency: Daily
Stat turn around time: 1.0 hour
Routine frequency: Daily
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: 4 Hours
For Hillcrest deliver to: Chemistry : Specimen Central Receving and
  Processing, room 2-117
For Thornton deliver to: Chemistry : Processing Desk, 1st floor,
  Hospital, room 1-013
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Method: Immunoenzymatic "Sandwich" Assay
Special Instructions: ***Interpretation*** the BNP test should not be used as absolute evidence for congestive heart failure (CHF). The results should be interpreted along with clinical findings and other laboratory test results. Blood concentrations of bnp may be elevated in patients who are experiencing a myocardial infarction, in patients that are candidates for renal dialysis, in patients that have had renal dialysis, and in one out of four females patients that are greater than 75 years of age.
CyberLAB abbreviation: N/A
CyberLAB code: N/A
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A