Beta-hCG, Urine Qualitative
0020229
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
BHCG-U
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
Urine in a plastic container. First-morning urine is the preferred specimen as it usually contains the highest concentration of beta-hCG; however, any specimen is suitable for testing.  
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 1 mL aliquot of urine to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. If frozen, mix after thawing. Do not refreeze.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
  
Remarks
  
Stability
Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 6 months (one freeze/thaw cycle is acceptable)  
Reference Interval
Negative  
Interpretive Data
 
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
81025
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0020229Beta-hCG, Urine Qualitative2112-1
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Aliases
  • hCG
  • Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
  • Pregnancy Tests
  • Urine hCG
  • Urine pregnancy test