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#HCG: HCG-QUANTITATIVE BETA

COMPONENTS
Name Method Reference Range Units
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) plus the hCG b-subunit ECLIA Pregnant females:
1 Week: 5 - 50
2 Weeks: 40 - 1,000
3 Weeks: 100 - 5,000
4 Weeks: 600 - 10,000
5 - 6 Weeks: 1,500 - 100,000
mlU/mL

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
No Type Volume Temperature Container Type Instructions
1 serum 0.3 mL Refrigerate serum separator tube (SST)  

GENERAL INFORMATION
Setup Schedule Daily
Turn-Around Time 1 day
CPT Code 84702
Notes This test is subject to medical necessity checking for Medicare patients.
Performing Lab GBMC
Test Performed Stat Yes
Clinical Utilities Measurement of the hCG concentration permits the diagnosis of pregnancy just one week after conception. The determination of hCG in the first trimester of pregnancy is of particular importance. Elevated values here serve as an indication of chorionic carcinoma, hydatiform mole, or multiple pregnancy. Depressed values indicate threatening or missed abortion, ectopic pregnancy, gestosis or intra-uterine death.