hCG, Urine, Qualitative (Pregnancy Test)


Abbrev Code:HCGU   
Order Code:LAB4571Order Name:HCG Qualitative Urine
Synonyms:Chorionic Gonadotropin, Urine Qualitative; Beta-hCG, Urine Qualitative; Beta HCG; UPT; Pregnancy Screen, Urine Qualitative
Methodology:Enzyme immunoassay
CPT Codes: 81025 x1
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
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  (Clinics, CSC Maple Grove, CSC Mpls, CSC Mpls, Grand Itasca, Lakes, Northland, Oxboro Clinic, Range, Ridges, Southdale, St. John's, UMMC East Bank, UMMC West Bank, Woodwinds)


Interpretive

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


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