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Alpha Subunit, Pituitary Glycoprotein Hormones (PGH)
2013034
Ordering Recommendation

May be useful for monitoring certain pituitary tumors.

Mnemonic
A SUB PGH
Methodology
Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Performed
Varies
Reported
3-16 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Serum Separator Tube (SST) or Plain Red. Also acceptable: Lavender EDTA, pink (K2 EDTA) or Green (Sodium Heparin). 
Specimen Preparation
Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL) Freeze immediately. 
Storage/Transport Temperature
CRITICAL FROZEN. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.    
Unacceptable Conditions
 
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 24 hours; Frozen: 6 months 
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data


Note
CPT Code(s)
83520
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2013035Alpha Subunit, Pituitary Glycoproteins14170-5
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Aliases
  • Alpha Glycoprotein Subunit
  • Alpha Subunit, HCG
  • Alpha-HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin)
  • Alpha-Subunit of Pit Glycoprotein
  • CG (Chorionic Gonadotropin)
  • Chorionic Gonadotropin (CG)
  • Chorionic Gonadotropins, Alpha-Subunit
  • Free Alpha-Glycoprotein Subunit

Performed at LabCorp