Test ID: BNP
CPT code: 83880
Specimen Type: Lavender EDTA
Frequency: Setup: Daily, TAT <4 hrs Instructions: Ambient up to 8hrs, refrigerate specimens 8-24 hours, freeze plasma if >24 hrs prior to testing. EDTA tube.
Text: BNP is markedly increased in chronic and acute congestive heart failure patients and correlates with disease severity.
Methodology: Two-site immunoenzymatic assay