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Test Code NTBNP NT-proBNP

Important Note

Test subject to Medicare National Coverage Determination (NCD) B-type Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) Testing (L26375).

The results of this assay can be falsely lowered due to the consumption of Biotin. Please instruct patients to discontinue the use of vitamins or supplements that contain Biotin 12 hours before blood collection.

Additional Codes

Primary ID

Epic Code

Mayo Access ID

NTBNP

LAB106 FAH5502

 

Specimen Information

Container

Specimen

Temperature

Collect Vol

Submit Vol

Minimum Vol

Stability
Lithium Heparin (Green top) Plasma

Refrigerate

4 mL 1 mL 0.5 mL 3 days
Serum Separator Tube Serum Refrigerate 4 mL 1 mL 0.5 mL 3 days
*Green Microtainer   Refrigerate 0.6 mL     3 days

EDTA (lavender Top) tube is NOT acceptable.

*While a microtainer is an optional tube type in rare circumstances, it is not recommended.

Test Schedule / Analytical Time / Test Priority

Daily / 24 Hours / Available STAT

Method

Immunoturbidometric

CPT(s)

Description CPT Code
NT-BNP 83880

 

Instrumentation

Ortho Vitros 5600

Reference Range

<75 years: <125 pg/mL

≥75 years: <450 pg/mL

The results of this assay can be falsely lowered due to the consumption of Biotin. Please instruct patients to discontinue the use of vitamins or supplements that contain Biotin 12 hours before blood collection. NT-proBNP values less than 300 pg/mL have a 98% negative predictive value for excluding acute congestive heart failure.

Section

Chemistry-1

Performing Location

University of Vermont Medical Center

Is the UVMMC lab NY State Certified to perform this testing?  Yes/No

Yes

LOINC Code Information

Result Code Reporting Name LOINC Code
NTBNP NT Pro BNP 33762-6