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  (BurnsRidges, Clinics, CSC Maple Grove, CSC Mpls, Grand Itasca, Lakes, Northland, Oxboro Clinic, Range, Ridges, Southdale, UMMC East Bank, UMMC West Bank)


Interpretive

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


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