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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
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
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