Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: November 13, 2019 @ 10:13 am

2336

HCG, Qual Urine

Specimen:Collect:
  • Random Urine in Sterile Specimen Container
Submit:
  • 5 mL (Min:1 mL) Random Urine in Sterile Specimen Container. Submit Refrigerated.
Special Handling:
  • First morning urine is the preferred specimen as it usually contains the highest concentration of beta-hCG; however any specimen is suitable for testing.
Stability:Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 2 Day(s); Frozen: 1 Month(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
Methodology:
  • Chromatographic Immunoassay
Performed:Sun-Sat
Reported:1-2 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 84703
Interpretive Data:
False negative results may occur when HCG levels are below the sensitivity level of the test. (20 mIU/mL)
When pregnancy is still suspected, retest in 48 hours.
Ectopic pregnancy may produce very low levels of HCG, if suspected, further testing using a quantitative method may be desirable.
Components:
  • 2336 - PREG TEST, URINE
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