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Test Code BNP B-Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) LAB106

Important Note

BNP measurements should not be performed during Nesiritide infusion.

Test Method

Chemiluminescent Immunoassay; Beckman DxC

Performance

Testing is performed Monday through Sunday.

Routine orders: Typically completed within 4 hours after
specimen arrives at the testing site.

STAT orders: Typically completed within 50 minutes after
the specimen arrives at the testing site.

Reference Values

 

 

 

Age

 Males

 Females
 < 45 years:  < 35 pg/mL  < 64 pg/mL
 46 years:  36 pg/mL  66 pg/mL
 47 years:  37 pg/mL  67 pg/mL
 48 years:  38 pg/mL  69 pg/mL
 49 years:  39 pg/mL  71 pg/mL
 50 years:  40 pg/mL  73 pg/mL
 51 years:  41 pg/mL  74 pg/mL
 52 years:  42 pg/mL  76 pg/mL
 53 years:  43 pg/mL  78 pg/mL
 54 years:  45 pg/mL  80 pg/mL
 55 years:  46 pg/mL  82 pg/mL
 56 years:  47 pg/mL  84 pg/mL
 57 years:  48 pg/mL  87 pg/mL
 58 years:  49 pg/mL  89 pg/mL
 59 years:  51 pg/mL  91 pg/mL
 60 years:  52 pg/mL  93 pg/mL
 61 years:  53 pg/mL  96 pg/mL
 62 years:  55 pg/mL  98 pg/mL
 63 years:  56 pg/mL  101 pg/mL
 64 years:  57 pg/mL  103 pg/mL
 65 years:  59 pg/mL  106 pg/mL
 66 years:  60 pg/mL  109 pg/mL
 67 years:  62 pg/mL  112 pg/mL
 68 years:  64 pg/mL  114 pg/mL
 69 years:  65 pg/mL  117 pg/mL
 70 years:  67 pg/mL  120 pg/mL
 71 years:  69 pg/mL  123 pg/mL
 72 years:  70 pg/mL  127 pg/mL
 73 years:  72 pg/mL  130 pg/mL
 74 years:  74 pg/mL  133 pg/mL
 75 years:  76 pg/mL  137 pg/mL
 76 years:  78 pg/mL  140 pg/mL
 77 years:  80 pg/mL  144 pg/mL
 78 years:  82 pg/mL  147 pg/mL
 79 years:  84 pg/mL  151 pg/mL
 80 years:  86 pg/mL  155 pg/mL
 81 years:  88 pg/mL  159 pg/mL
 82 years:  91 pg/mL  163 pg/mL
 > 83 years:  < 93 pg/mL  < 167 pg/mL

 

 

Useful For

Distinguising congestive heart failure from other causes of
dyspnea in patients presenting with signs and symptoms that may or
may not represent heart failure.

Specimen Requirement

2 mL plasma  is required.

CPT Code Information

83880 Chemistry: Natriuretic peptide

LOINC Code Information

30934-4  Natriuretic Peptide B [Mass/Volume] In Serum
Or Plasma

Additional Specimen Collection Information

Collect blood in a EDTA, purple-top tube. Centrifuge within 2
hours of collection/ Plasma may be stored up to 8 hours at room
temperature, or up to 24 hours refrigerated. Grossly hemolyzed
specimens are not acceptable.