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hCG, quantitative

Lab Section: 

Chemistry

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB3037

 

Methodology: 

Immunoassay

Schedule: 

On request

Reported: 

1 hour for STAT orders; 4 hours for Routine orders

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: Primary 3.0 mL Plasma in a Light Green Top Tube, Serum in Gold Top Tube also accepted.
Pediatric volume: 0.5 mL (Serum or Plasma)

 

     Reference Interval: 

Males and Nonpregnant females: <5 mIU/mL
Pregnant Females:
1st week of gestation: 5 - 50 mU/mL
Levels double every 1.5 to 2 days in early first trimester
Peak: 300,000 mU/mL in late first trimester

CPT Code(s): 

84702

Last Changed: 

8/23/2018 9:56 AM

                                                 Last Reviewed: 9/1/2017 12:54 PM