Brain Natriuretic Peptide (BNP)
ATRIAL NATRIURETIC FACTOR
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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.
Collect specimen in lavender top (EDTA) tube. At room temperature, specimen acceptable for 8 hours. EDTA plasma or whole blood specimen acceptable for 24 hours from collection time when stored refrigerated.
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.