Pro-B-type Natriuretic Peptide

Method Name



Pro-B-type Natriuretic Peptide, B-type Natriuretic Peptide; BNP, NT-ProBNP, NT--proBNP

Specimen Required

One Lithiuim Heparin separator or one SST/gel.

Specimen Minimum Volume

2.0 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Uncentrifuged samples are stable for 4 hours at room temperature or refrigerated. After centrifugation, plasma/serum should be stored at refrigerated temperature and tested within 6 days of collection. If plasma/serum samples are not tested within 6 day

Special Instructions

Plasma/serum must be centrifuged within 4 hours of collection.

Performing Laboratory

As ordered. Turn around time is 4 hours.

Reference Values

Adult <75 years: less than 125 pg/mL Adult >/=75 years: <450pg/mL