58350:HUMAN CHORIONIC GONADOTROPIN (hCG), SERUM, QUALITATIVE

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58350:HUMAN CHORIONIC GONADOTROPIN (hCG), SERUM, QUALITATIVE
Alias Names: Beta hCG, Serum, Qualitative (Pregnancy)
Methodology: Chemiluminescent Immunoassay (CLIA)
Edit Date: 3/23/2006
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day
CPT Code: 84703
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: One 5 mL red top tube, 4 mL green top tube (heparin), or 4.5 mL light green plasma separator tube (PST).
Handling: Centrifuge SST or PST within 2 hours of collection and transport in original tube. Centrifuge red top or heparin tube within 2 hours, separate plasma and pour into a plastic vial. Refrigerate. Freeze if specimen cannot be assayed within 48 hours. Allow no more than one freeze/thaw cycle.
Standard Volume: 1.0 mL serum or plasma.
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL serum or plasma.
Transport: Refrigerated if received in laboratory within 48 hours of collection, or frozen on dry ice.
Comments: This is a qualitative test. For quantitative results, order HCG Quantitative (41100).
Rejection Criteria: Specimen frozen and thawed more than once; refrigerated specimen received in laboratory more than 48 hours after collection.

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