Ordering Recommendation

Aid 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.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Serum separator tube, lavender (EDTA),  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: 3 days; Refrigerated: 6 days; Frozen: 2 years

Reference Interval

0-74 years: 124 pg/mL or less
75 years and older: 449 pg/mL or less

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

FDA

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

83880

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0050083 proBrain Natriuretic Peptide_NT 33762-6
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Aliases
  • NT Pro BNP
  • (B-Type Natriuretic Peptide
  • BNP
  • N Terminal proBNP
  • NT-Pro B-Type Natriuretic Peptide
  • ProBNP
proBrain Natriuretic Peptide, NT