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
Alternate Containers: 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  (University of Minnesota Health Maple Grove Clinics, Range, UMMC-West Bank, UMMC-East Bank, Oxboro Bloom, Lakes, Ridges, Northland, Southdale, Clinics, M Health Clinic and Surgery Center, M Health Clinic and Surgery Center, Grand Itasca, St. Joseph's, St. John's, Woodwinds)


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

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