HCG, QUALITATIVE

Mnemonic

HCGQL

Synonym

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin - HCG Qual - Pregnancy Test - Beta HCG Qual

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum or Plasma, one 5.0 mL gold (SST), 7.0 mL red or 5.0 mL mint green top (PST, lithium heparin) top tube

Handling

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum: 30 minutes). Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed specimens

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient (20-25°C): 8 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 48 hours; Frozen (at or below -20°C): 2 months

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Method

Lateral Flow

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

Reference Values

NON-PREGNANT FEMALE:
Negative: ≤5 mIU/mL
Positive: >5 mIU/mL

CPT Codes

84703

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 03:40:29 PM