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Test Code BLOD1066 NT ProB-Type Natriuretic Peptide (ProBNP)

Useful For

An aid in the diagnosis of congestive heart failure

Methodology

LOCI/Chemiluminescence (Flash) 

Performing Laboratory

Bozeman Health Laboratory Services

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Plasma or serum
Container/Tube: Light-green top (lithium heparin gel), red top, or gold top
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Spin down within 2 hours of draw and remove plasma from serum from cells.

2. Label specimen as plasma or serum.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient/Refrigerated/Frozen

Specimen Stability

 

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Plasma or Serum Ambient 3 days
  Refrigerated 3 days
  Frozen 12 months

 

Reference Values

<74 years: 0-125 pg/mL

≥74 years: 0-450 pg/mL

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

83880