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Test Code HCGS BETA HCG QUANTITATIVE, PREGNANCY

Important Note

Test subject to Medicare National Coverage Determination (NCD) 190.27 - Human Chorionic Gonadotropin.

The results of this assay can be falsely lowered due to the consumption of Biotin. Please instruct patients to discontinue the use of vitamins or supplements that contain Biotin 12 hours before blood collection.

Additional Codes

Primary ID

Epic Code

Mayo Access ID

HCGS

LAB143 FAH5500

 

Specimen Information

Container

Specimen

Temperature

Collect Vol

Submit Vol

Minimum Vol

Stability
Serum Separator Tube Serum Refrigerate 4 mL 2 mL 1 mL 5 days
*Yellow Microtainer     0.6 mL     5 days

*While a microtainer is an optional tube type in rare circumstances, it is not recommended.

Test Schedule / Analytical Time / Test Priority

Daily / 24 Hours / Available STAT

Method

Immunoturbidometric

CPT(s)

Description CPT Code

HCGS                                                                                

84702

 

Instrumentation

Ortho Vitros 5600

Reference Range

Pregnancy:

Negative = Less than 5 MIU/mL

Indeterminate, recommend repeat in 48 hours = 5-25 MIU/mL

Positive = Greater than >25 MIU/mL
The results of this assay can be falsely lowered due to the consumption of Biotin. Please instruct patients to discontinue the use of vitamins or supplements that contain Biotin 12 hours before blood collection.

Section

Chemistry-1

Performing Location

University of Vermont Medical Center

Is the UVMMC lab NY State Certified to perform this testing?  Yes/No

Yes