Brain Natriuetic Peptide


Test Information

Test Name

Brain Natriuetic Peptide

Synonyms

BNP; NT-pro-BNP

Department

Biochemistry

Preferred Specimen

EDTA (PLBOP; PLWHK; PLR; PLT); SST (PLW)

Testing Location

PLBOP; PLR; Referral

Turn Around Time

1 Day

Clinical Update

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Collection Information

Patient Requestable

Yes

Preparation

  • Laboratory will not process repeated BNP requests within 7 days
  • Please include relevant clinical details on the request form as absence of relevant details may result in the request being declined

Processing Information

Registration Code

BNP

Notes

  • See individual site notes
  • EDTA must be separated and frozen within 4 hours of collection, do not share sample

Site Specific Notes

- Waikato

NT-Pro-BNP: Referral to Waikato Hospital Laboratory; stable up to 48 hours

- Tauranga

BNP: Process inhouse Biochemistry; stable up to 4 hours unless frozen at -20C (then 7 days)

- Whakatane

BNP: Whakatane - Collect at Main lab only. Separate & Freeze if delay to lab > 4 hours. Process in PLBOP Biochemistry. stable up to 4 hours unless frozen at -20C (then 7 days)

- Rotorua

BNP: Process inhouse Biochemistry. Stable up to 4 hours unless frozen at -20C (then 7 days)

- Taupo

NT-Pro-BNP: Community requests referral to Waikato Hospital Laboratory; stable up to 48 hours); Hospital request process inhouse on I-STAT - registration code "IBNP"


Methodology

Contact Information

john.woodford@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

Waikato Hospital Laboratory (For PLW/PLT)

External Lab Website