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Test Code HCGBP HCG, Quantitative, plus Beta

Important Note

This test can be ordered on male patients.

Collection Container

Serum gel

Specimen Required

Serum

Other Acceptable Specimen Types

Heparinized, EDTA, sodium citrate, or sodium fluoride plasma

Specimen Volume

2 mL

Minimum Specimen Volume

0.3 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate

Specimen Stability

Room Temperature: 5 days, Refrigerated: 14 days, Frozen: 12 months freeze/thaw cycle 1

Methodology

Electrochemiluminescence

Days and Times Performed

Test performed daily

Turnaround Time

24 hours for routine, 1 hour for stats

Reference Ranges

Females: < or =  5 mIU/mL
Males : ≤ 3 mIU/mL

Units of Measure

mIU/mL

CPT Code

84702

LOINC Code

45194-8

EMR Interface Order Code

26260