58400:HUMAN CHORIONIC GONADOTROPIN, URINE, QUALITATIVE (PREGNANCY)

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58400:HUMAN CHORIONIC GONADOTROPIN, URINE, QUALITATIVE (PREGNANCY)
Alias Names: Beta hCG, Urine, Qualitative / Pregnancy, Urine
Methodology: Immunoassay (IA)
Edit Date: 2/28/2008
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day
CPT Code: 84703
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: First morning urine sample into clean, dry plastic container. Also acceptable: Other random urine collections. Do not add preservatives.
Handling: Refrigerate. Freeze if specimen cannot be assayed within 72 hours.
Stability: 72 hours refrigerated.
Standard Volume: 0.5 mL urine.
Minimum Volume: 200 µL urine.
Transport: Refrigerate, or frozen on dry ice.
Comments: Urine specimens which are too dilute may not contain representative levels of hCG. If pregnancy is still suspected, a first morning specimen should be obtained for retest.
Rejection Criteria: Specimen containing preservatives.