HCG, Whole Blood, Qualitative, Point of Care Testing (POCT)

Abbrev Code:HCGPOC   
Order Code:POC224Order Name:ISTAT HCG Qualitative Pregnancy Nursing POCT
Synonyms:Qualitative Pregnancy Test; ISTAT HCG Quant; POC2241
Methodology:Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay
CPT Codes: 84703 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Whole Blood
Optimal Volume:3 mL
Container:Green (lithium heparin, gel)
Alternate Containers: Plain syringe, Dry heparin syringe
Collection Instructions:Green lithium heparin tubes must be filled to capacity, indicated by the black bar fill line printed on the tube label.
Causes for Rejection:Underfilled tubes.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Whole blood. Do not process. Do not store; testing must be performed within 30 minutes of collection.
Stability:30 minutes
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Point of Care  (Ridges, Southdale, UMMC East Bank, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank)


Reference Range:Negative
Use:To aid in the early detection of pregnancy. This assay measures both intact hCG and free beta subunits.

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