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proBrain Natriuretic Peptide, NT (Pro BNP)

Components

Name Method Department Units
ProBrain Natriuretic Peptide Quantitative Electrochemiluminescent Immunoassay
Send Out pg/mL

Specimen Requirements

Serum Spun, Plasma Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), with Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Purple tube (EDTA)

3 mL 1 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 3 day(s)
Refrigerated - 6 day(s)
Frozen - 24 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge within 2 hours, separate supernatant and freeze

Reasons for Rejection

  • Specimen collected in wrong tube type

CPT Code

  • 83880