HUMAN CHORIONIC GONADOTROPIN, QUANTITATIVE (TUMOR MARKER) (BETA-HCG)

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate and send 2.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Methodology
Immunochromatographic Membrane Assay

Stability
Room Temperature: 7 days; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 2 months

Reference Range
Adult/Nonpregnant: <5.0 mIU/mL

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time2-3 days
Test CodeHCGBM
CPT-4 Code (s)
84702
LOINC Codes
21198-7

Warde
Medical
Laboratory