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Test Code HCG QUANT HCG, Quant. (R/O Pregnancy)

Clinical System Name

HCG, Quantitation (r/o Pregnancy)

Synonyms

HCG Quant
HCG, Quant (R/O Pregnancy)

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Red or Gold SST or Gold Microtainers

Preferred Vol: 2 mL

Minimum Vol:  1 mL

 

Note: 

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: Plasma

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: -20 C

Storage location: Freeze serum in a plastic tube affixed with a large computer label in the CPA freezer send-outs rack. If ordered STAT: when a Sendouts team member is present, notify them IMMEDIATELY, otherwise IMMEDIATELY send sample directly to UWMC for testing. 

 

Off-site collection: Spin specimen, keep refrigerated

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Room temp

8 h

  Refrigerated 48 h
  Frozen

>48 h

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
Y

Daily

 1 - 3 d

 

Performing Laboratory

University of Washington

Dept of Laboratory Medicine

Department

Department:  

University of Washington

Dept of Laboratory Medicine
1959 NE Pacific St, NW220
Seattle, WA 98195
 

Phone Number

(206) 598-6066

 

 

 

Reference Range

 

  mIU/mL
Negative ≤5
Indeterminate 6 - 24
Positive ≥25

For an indeterminate result, retesting after 72 - 96 hours is suggested.
 

 

Methodology

Method: Chemiluminescent Assay

Analytical Volume: 0.5 mL serum

Limitations:

CPT Codes

84702

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name:

Pregnancy (HCG), Serum

Reference Test Number:

PG

Instructions:

Send out Monday thru Friday with the UW courier. Keep a copy of the Batch Sheet for our records.