Human Chorionic Gonadotropin - HCG Quant - Pregnancy Test - Beta HCG Quant
Specimen Collection Requirements
Serum or Plasma; SST is preferred. Plain red, PST or EDTA tubes are also acceptable.
Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum: 30 minutes). Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection.
Grossly hemolyzed specimens. Serum or plasma that has not been separated from the cells within 2 hours after collection.
AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient (20-25°C): 5 days; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 14 days; Frozen (at or below -20°C): 12 months
Samaritan Health Services Laboratories
Negative: ≤5 mIU/mL
Positive: >5 mIU/mL
Varies with gestation.
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