Test Code

Alias/See Also
Brain Natriurectic Peptide

CPT Codes

Preferred Specimen
7 mL plasma (see below)

Transport Container
Preferred: Light green top tube
Acceptable: Lavender top or pink top tube (not acceptable at all locations - call lab for more information)

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Reference Range
Male & Female:
0-49y: 0-450 pg/mL
50-75y: 0-900 pg/mL
>75y: 0-1800 pg/mL

Values above the reference range have high positive predictive value for the diagnosis of acute heart failure in the absence of renal failure. Values below 300 pg/mL have a high negative predictive value to exclude acute heart failure.


The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.