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37386: B-Type Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) Print View
B Type Natriuretic Peptide IA  < 100  pg/mL 

PRIMARY
1 Plasma EDTA 1 (0.5) mL   Frozen - 9 Month(s)/Refrigerated - 1 Hour(s)/Room Temperature - 1 Hour(s)  
ALTERNATE

BNP is increased in congestive heart failure, left ventricular hypertrophy, acute myocardial infarction, coronary angioplasty, and hypertension. Elevations are also observed in pulmonary hypertension (indicating right ventricular dysfunction), acute lung injury, hypervolemic states, chronic renal failure and cirrhosis. Decreasing levels indicate therapeutic response to anti-hypertensive therapy.

Centrifuge tube and separate plasma into a plastic screw-cap
vial within 1 hour. Freeze plasma immediately.

Note:
BNP is unstable in glass containers. Use of glass tubes and glass
transfer pipettes will affect accurate quantitation of BNP.
Setup Schedule
Sunday, Tuesday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
83880

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Transport Temperature: Frozen Reject Criteria: Collected in a glass tube; PPT potassium EDTA (white-top) tube






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