hCG, TOTAL, QUANTITATIVE

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL serum (0.3 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Methodology
Immunoassay

Stability
Room Temperature: 7 days; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 28 days

Reference Range
Males:   <5 mIU/mL  
Females, Non-pregnant or Premenopausal:   <5 mIU/mL  
Females, Postmenopausal:   <10 mIU/mL  

Performed
Tuesday-Saturday

Turnaround Time3-4 days
Test CodeHCGT
CPT-4 Code (s)
84702
LOINC Codes
21198-7

Warde
Medical
Laboratory