HCG, TUMOR MARKER, QUANTITATIVE
Total Beta-Human Chorionic Gonadotropin – Total β-hCG – HCG Tumor
HCG Tumor Marker measures both Intact and Free β-hCG in a single result.
Specimen Collection Requirements
Serum or Plasma, one 5.0 mL gold (SST), 7.0 mL red or 3.0 mL mint green top (lithium heparin, PST) top tube
Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum: SST - 30 minutes and red top tubes - 60 minutes). Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP. If samples are frozen, thaw only once before testing.
0.5 mL Serum/Plasma (1.2 mL minimum whole blood draw)
Grossly hemolyzed specimens
AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS:
PLASMA: Room Temperature (18-26°C): 8 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 48 hours; Frozen (≤ -20°C): 6 months
SERUM: Room Temperature (18-26°C): 8 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 days; Frozen (≤ -20°C): 6 months
Mon - Fri and a single run on the weekend
MALE: 0-3 mIU/mL
NON-PREGNANT FEMALE: 0-5 mIU/mL
Thursday, March 16, 2017 02:46:59 PM
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