hCG, Urine, Qualitative (Pregnancy Test)

Sunquest Code:HCGU  
Epic Code:LAB4571Epic Name:HCG Qualitative Urine
Synonyms:Chorionic Gonadotropin, Urine Quqalitative; Beta-hCG, Urine Qualitative; Beta HCG; UPT; Pregnancy Screen, Urine Qualitative
Methodology:Enzyme immunoassay
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.
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Urine Collection Procedure

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Urine, random collection; first morning voided urine is preferred
Optimal Volume:Submit entire collection; analysis requires 0.1 mL
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile (Plastic leakproof container, sterile)
Causes for Rejection:Darkly colored urine due to medication or blood that cannot be centrifuged out. Room temperature specimens not tested immediately; refrigerated specimens greater than 48 hours old.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Aliquot 1 mL, 0.25 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:48 hours refrigerated; indefinitely frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Urinalysis  (Fairview Range - FRMC, UMMC-West Bank, UMMC-East Bank, Oxboro Bloom, BurnsRidges, Fairview Lakes - FLMC, Fairview Ridges - FRH, Fairview Northland - FNMC, Fairview Southdale - FSH, Fairview Clinics, M Health Clinic and Surgery Center, Grand Itasca GICH)


Reference Range:
Negative is less than 20 IU/L hCG for healthy nonpregnant individual.  

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