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Test Code HCG, CSF CSF Beta HCG

Clinical System Name

CSF Beta HCG

Synonyms

CSF Beta HCG
HCG, Beta - CSF

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Cerebral Spinal Fluid

Container(s): CSF Tube

Preferred Vol: 2.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 0.8 mL

 

Note: 

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: N

Aliquot: N

Temp: 2 - 4 C

Storage location: Store in the CPA refrigerator send-outs rack.

 

Off-site collection: Aliquot specimen into sterile screw-topped container. Transport refrigerated.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
  Room temp

 

  Refrigerated  
  Frozen

 

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N

Collected daily; set up M - F

1 - 3 d

 

Performing Laboratory

University of Washington

Dept of Laboratory Medicine

UW Immunology
1959 NE Pacific St, NW220
Seattle, WA 98195
 

Phone Number: (206) 520-4600

Department

Department:  Send Outs

 

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

 

 

 

Reference Range

Reference ranges not established.
 

 

 

Methodology

Method: Beckwith DxI

Analytical Volume: 0.8 mL CSF

Limitations:

CPT Codes

84702

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Requisition

Req

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name:

HCG (Total Beta), CSF

Reference Test Number:

CBHCG

Instructions:

Send out M - F with the UW courier.