hCG, Serum, Qualitative (Pregnancy Test)


Abbrev Code:HCGS   
Order Code:LAB144Order Name:HCG Qualitative Pregnancy
Synonyms:Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, Qualitative; Beta-hCG, Qualitative
Methodology:Enzyme immunoassay
CPT Codes: 84703 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel)
Alternate Containers: Red (no gel)
Causes for Rejection:Hemolysis; room temperature specimens not tested immediately; refrigerated specimens greater than 48 hours old.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:48 hours refrigerated; indefinitely frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (University of Minnesota Health Maple Grove Clinics, Range, UMMC-West Bank, UMMC-East Bank, Oxboro Bloom, BurnsRidges, Lakes, Ridges, Northland, Southdale, Clinics, M Health Clinic and Surgery Center, Grand Itasca)


Interpretive

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


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