Chemiluminescent Immunoassay (CLIA)
BNP is used as an aid in the diagnosis and assessment of congestive heart failure (CHF).
< or = 100 pg/mL
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Hemolyzed specimens should not be used for testing.
- Brain Natriuretic Peptide (BNP)
- Natriuretic Peptide
- ATRIAL NATRIURETIC FACTOR
STAT requests for this test will be performed on a STAT basis (supervisory staff approval is not required).
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.