Specimen Requirements

Title

BNP (B-TYPE NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE, BRAIN NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE)

Specimen Requirement

LAVENDER TOP/EDTA *ONLY*

 

**SST NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE!!**

Methodology

Stability

Room Temp: 3 days; Refrigerate: 6 days; Frozen: 2 years

Reference Range

By Report

Turnaround

1-2 days

Clinical Use

BNP is associated with an increased mortality rate independent of age, Troponin-I, and presence and absence of heart failure, renal insufficiency and ST segment deviation. Brain Natriuretic Peptide is markedly increased in chronic and acute congestive heart failure patients and correlates with disease severity.

Test Code

BNP