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0712This assay is indicated for the measurement of plasma BNP as an aid in the diagnosis and assessment of the severity of heart failure. In patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS), this test, in conjunction with other known risk factors, can also be used to predict survival as well as to predict the likelihood of future heart failure.
|Methodology:||Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay|
Collect: Lavender (EDTA) - 1 ml plasma
Specimen Preparation: Collect blood samples in EDTA collection tubes and mix gently. Separate the Plasma from the cells by centrifuging for 10 minutes. Store plasma at 2-8°C until analysis.
Storage/Transport Temperature: CRITICAL FROZEN
Stability : Store separated plasma samples at 2° to 8°C until testing. If plasma samples are not tested within 24 hours, store samples in plastic tubes and freeze at or below -20°C in non-frost free freezers. Samples are stable up to 9 months when stored frozen at or below -20°C. Samples should be tested within 8 hours after thawing.
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