Beta-hCG, Serum Qualitative
0020063
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
BHCG-S
Methodology
Immunoassay
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Serum separator tube.  
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Plasma. Specimens exposed to repeated freeze/thaw cycles.  
Remarks
  
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 2 months  
Reference Interval
Negative  
Interpretive Data
 
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
84703
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0020063Beta-hCG, Serum Qualitative2110-5
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Aliases
  • hCG
  • Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
  • Qualitative Pregnancy Test
  • Serum hCG
  • Serum pregnancy test