Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

REFERRED - BNP

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
BTYPNP      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 83880.03         Geisinger Epic ID: 39174

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Plasma
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
1 mL EDTA plasma; minimum 0.5 mL

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge as soon as possible within 1 hour of collection. Using plastic transfer pipette, immediately separate plasma from cells into clean, plastic,screw-capped vial(s). Freeze plasma immediately. 
Transport temperature:
Frozen.
Specimen stability:
Frozen: 9 months.
Rejection criteria:
Specimens collected or transported in glass will be rejected. Gross hemolysis is unacceptable. Gross lipemia is unacceptable.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
< 100 pg/mL
CPT code(s):
83880
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Methodology:
Immunoassay
Synonyms:
BNP, BNP Referred
B-natriuretic peptide
Quest test code 37386
Clinical significance:
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.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Monday-Saturday morning    
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