proBrain Natriuretic Peptide, NT
0050083
Ordering Recommendation
Aids in diagnosis, prognosis, and management of acute and chronic heart failure.
Mnemonic
PRO BNP
Methodology
Quantitative Electrochemiluminescent Immunoassay
Performed
Mon, Wed, Fri
Reported
1-4 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Serum separator tube, pink (K2EDTA), or green (ammonium or lithium heparin).  
Specimen Preparation
Allow serum tube to sit for 15-20 minutes at room temperature for proper clot formation. Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube.(Min: 0.5 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimens collected in containers other than specified above.  
Remarks
  
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 1 year  
Reference Interval
0-74 years: 124 pg/mL or less
75 years and older: 449 pg/mL or less  
Interpretive Data
 
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
83880
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0050083proBrain Natriuretic Peptide_NT
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Aliases
  • NT Pro BNP
  • (B-Type Natriuretic Peptide
  • BNP
  • N Terminal proBNP
  • NT-Pro B-Type Natriuretic Peptide
  • ProBNP