Laboratory Services

Serum Pregnancy

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Updated Test Information:

Test Description
Serum Pregnancy
Synonym(s)
hCG, Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, Qualitative Pregnancy Test, Serum hCG, Serum pregnancy test
Test ID
PREG
General Information
A qualitative HCG test to determine the level of HCG
Specimen Type
Serum
Alternate Specimen Type
Red, Li‑heparin, K2‑EDTA and K3‑EDTA plasma
Specimen Requirements
SST
Additional Processing Details
Separate serum or plasma from cells within 45 minutes of collection. If a red-top of plasma tube is used, transfer separated serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube.
Stability
5 days at 20‑25 °C
14 days at 2‑8 °C
12 months at ‑20 °C (± 5 °C)
Methodology
Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassay “ECLIA”
Estimated TAT
0-2 Days
Testing Schedule
Monday - Saturday
Test Includes
Serum Pregnancy (Qualitative)
CPT Code(s)
84703
Minimum Sample Volume
1 mL
Pediatric Min. Volume (if applicable)
500 uL
Reference Range
Negative <5.8 mIU/mL
Performing Lab
Incyte Diagnostics
LOINC Code(s)
2110-5