hCG, Serum, Qualitative (Pregnancy Test)

Sunquest Code:HCGS  
Epic Code:LAB144Epic Name:HCG Qualitative
Synonyms:Pregnancy Screen, Serum, Qualitative; Chorionic Gonadotropin, Serum, Qualitative; Beta-hCG, Serum, Qualitative
Methodology:Enzyme immunoassay
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (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, Fairview Range - FRMC, UMMC-West Bank, UMMC-East Bank, Oxboro Bloom, BurnsRidges, Fairview Lakes - FLMC, Fairview Ridges - FRH, Fairview Northland - FNMC, Fairview Southdale - FSH, 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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