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Pro-Brain Natriuretic Peptide

Alternative Names:NTBNP
Pro-BNP
Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:NTBNP
Specimen Types:Serum
Plasma
Container Types:
SST
Lithium Heparin (with Gel)
Collection & Request Instructions:

Retrospective Addons:

Specimen stable for 3 days at 20-25C, 6 days at 2-8C, 24 mths at -20C.

Minumum specimen volume:  500 uL

Transport Instructions between Sites and/or Laboratories:Room Temperature
Additional Notes:

Assay performed on Roche Elecsys (ECLIA)

Reference Ranges:

Males ( < 45 yrs)      < 88 ng/L

Males (45 – 59 years)     <100 ng/L

Males ( ≥ 60 years )        <172 ng/L

 

Females  (<45 yrs)  < 153 ng/L

Females (45 – 59 years)   <164 ng/L

Females ( ≥ 60 years )      <225 ng/L

Note: Biotin supplementation may cause falsely low results due to interference with the NT proBNP assay. If the patient is known to be taking Biotin, interpret results with caution and contact the Chemical Pathologist (03) 90763118 if further discussion is required.