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Brain Natriuretic Peptide

Alternative Names:BNP
Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:BNP
Specimen Types:Plasma
Container Types:
EDTA 10 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:

Note: BNP analysis is performed on EDTA plasma.

No retrospective addons allowed on whole blood samples.

Note: A separate EDTA tube is required for BNP testing.

If requesting both FBE and BNP -1 x 3 mL  and 1 x 10 mL EDTA tubes must be collected and sent to the laboratory for analysis.

(Consult Clinical Biochemistry laboratory senior scientist if further information required)

Transport Instructions between Sites and/or Laboratories:Room Temperature
Send to lab immediately
Additional Notes:

Reference Ranges: <100 ng/L

BNP levels are higher in females and increase with age. The 95th percentile in people with heart failure aged 55-64 years was 160 ng/L