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BNP, NT Pro B Type Naturetic Peptide

Test Name:BNP, NT Pro
Epic Order Code:LAB5099
CPT Code:83880
Specimen(s) Type:Plasma
Acceptable Container(s): Tube top is light green.
Testing Schedule:24 hours/day, 7 days/week
Turn Around Time:STAT: 1 hour
 Routine: 2 hours
Collection Information:No special patient preparation is required. Obtain specimen by standard collection procedures.
Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
Reference Clients:If unable to deliver to the lab within 1 hour, centrifuge the specimen and remove plasma from the red cells. Store and transport at 2-8° C. Specimen must be received in the lab within 24 hours.
Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect/delay in transport.
Reference Range:0-75 years: 5-125 pg/mL 
>75 years: 5 – 450 pg/mL