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hCG, total, CSF

Lab Section:  Sendout Reference  
Lab Location:  Sendout
Reference Lab: Mayo 
Test ID: LAB3042 
Methodology: Immunochemiluminometric
Schedule: Daily
Reported: 5 days
Specimen Requirements:  Collection: 3.0 mL Cerebrospinal Fluid in a CSF Tube.
Pediatric volume: 1 mL.
Sterile Container, leak-proof
Transport: Room temperature.
Stability: Room temperature: 7 days Refrigerated: 7 days Frozen: 60 days


Clinical Indications: This test is an aid in the diagnosis of brain metastases of testicular cancer or extragonadal intracerebral germ cell tumors in adults and pediatric patients. Elevated levels of human chorionic gonadotropin in spinal fluid indicate the probable presence of central nervous system metastases or recurrence of tumor in patients with germ cell tumors, including patients with testicular cancer or choriocarcinoma.

Reference Interval:  See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.
CPT Code(s): 84702
Last Changed: 12/26/2016 23:51:00
Last Reviewed: 12/26/2016 23:51:09