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NT-proBNP

Alternative Names:NTBNP
Pro-BNP
Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code: BNP
Medicare rebatable:No
Registration Instructions:

NT-proBNP is only MBS-rebatable for the diagnosis of heart failure in patients presenting with dyspnoea to a hospital Emergency Department.

 

Specimen Types:Serum
Plasma
Container Types:
SST
Lithium Heparin (with Gel)
SST
Adults Volume or Mass:6 mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volume or Mass:2 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:Collect at ambient temperature
Retrospective testing within 24 hours

If "BNP" is requested, register for "NT-proBNP" (available in-house) (test code: BNP).

Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Processing Instructions:Centrifuge

Remove serum or plasma from the separator gel.

Assay Frequency:Twice weekly
Additional Notes:

Note: Biotin supplementation may cause falsely low results due to interference with the NT-proBNP assay. If the patient is known to be taking Biotin, interpret results with caution.