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Epic Code LAB3219 NT - Pro BNP (B Natriuretic Peptide) Blood Level

Important Note

.NT Pro-BNP specimens must be venipuncture specimens.

Microtainers may be filled with a specimen that is drawn in a syringe.

Test Name Alias

ProBNP | N Terminal proBNP | BNP | 259

Interface Order Alias

11569

Collection Instructions

Specimen Collection: Blood

 

Container(s): 4.5 mL Mint Green Top (Lithium Heparin Gel)

Preferred Volume to Collect: 4.5 mL

Minimum Volume to Collect: 2.0 mL

Neonate Volume to Collect: 1.0 mL

Capillary collect ok? No

Microtainer acceptable: Only from specimen that is drawn from a syringe

 

Collection Instructions:

  • Must be venipuncture specimen (no capillary collection)
  • After collection, gently invert tube 8-10 times.
  • Specimen should be processed within 2 hours – See Processing Instructions.

 

Processing Instructions (Laboratory, Outpatient or Off-site collection)

  • Processed Specimen: Plasma
  • Centrifuge/Spin: Yes
  • Aliquot: Yes
  • Processing Instructions:
    • Plasma is preferred specimen type
    • Minimum plasma volume: 1.0 mL (0.5 mL plasma for neonate)
    • Green Tube/Plasma: Centrifuge after collection.
  • Transport Temperature: Refrigerate

Specimen Stability

Ambient: 3 days (aliquoted plasma)

Refrigerate: 3 days (aliquoted plasma)

Frozen: Plasma can be frozen for longer storage.

Laboratory Retention: 72 hours

Test Frequency

Available 24 hours, usual TAT 1 day.

Reference Range

NT- Pro BNP
0 Minutes – 50 Years: 5 – 450 ng/L
>50 Years – 75 Years: 5 – 900 ng/L
>75 Years – 150 Years: 5 – 1800 ng/L

Performing Department

CHEMISTRY

Performing Department Laboratory Location

Spectrum Health Regional Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI
Spectrum Health Big Rapids Laboratory, Big Rapids, MI
Spectrum Health Blodgett Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI
Spectrum Health Gerber Laboratory, Fremont, MI
Spectrum Health Kelsey Laboratory, Lakeview, MI
Spectrum Health Ludington Laboratory, Ludington, MI
Spectrum Health Pennock Laboratory, Hastings, MI
Spectrum Health Reed City Laboratory, Reed City, MI
Spectrum Health United Laboratory, Greenville, MI
Spectrum Health Zeeland Laboratory, Zeeland, MI

Methodology

Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassay (ECLIA)

CPT

83880-LAB-NATRIURETIC PEPT/BNP

CDM Code

4053520

Epic Test ID

1230100983

LOINC

NT-Pro BNP: 33762-6

Beaker LOINC

LIPEMIA INDEX, SERUM: N/A
PRO B NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE: 33762-6

Reviewed Date

3/5/2020

Beaker Names

Beaker Procedure Name: PRO B NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE BLOOD LVL
Beaker Display Name: NT – Pro BNP (B Natriuretic Peptide) Blood Level
BEAKER TEST NAME: NT PRO BNP (BETA NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE)
BEAKER TEST REPORT NAME: NT Pro BNP (Beta Natriuretic Peptide)

Beaker Synonyms

No synonym on file

Beaker Location, Container and Temperature

BW CHEMISTRY: GREEN LI HEPARIN PST TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
BL CHEMISTRY: GREEN LI HEPARIN PST TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
BR CHEMISTRY: GREEN LI HEPARIN PST TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
GM CHEMISTRY: GREEN LI HEPARIN PST TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
KL CHEMISTRY: GREEN LI HEPARIN PST TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
LH CHEMISTRY: GREEN LI HEPARIN PST TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
PH CHEMISTRY: GREEN LI HEPARIN PST TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
RC CHEMISTRY: GREEN LI HEPARIN PST TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
UN CHEMISTRY: GREEN LI HEPARIN PST TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
ZH CHEMISTRY: GREEN LI HEPARIN PST TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated