Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

2 hours

MiChart Code
BNP (Brain Natriuretic Peptide)
Soft Order Code

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Brain Natriuretic Peptide (BNP)
Natriuretic Peptide

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Chemiluminescent Immunoassay (CLIA)

Test Usage

BNP is used as an aid in the diagnosis and assessment of congestive heart failure (CHF).

Reference Range

< or = 100 pg/mL

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Offsite

Collect specimen in a lavender top (EDTA) tube. Centrifuge, aliquot plasma into a plastic vial and refrigerate up to 24 hours or freeze for longer storage. Alternatively, intact whole blood is acceptable if stored refrigerated and received within 24 hours of collection.

Lavender Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.5 mL EDTA plasma
Minimum Volume
0.25 mL EDTA plasma

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Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.