Beta-hCG, Serum Quantitative
0070025
 
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
BHCG QNT
Methodology
Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Plasma separator tube (PST), serum separator tube (SST), or plain red.  
Specimen Preparation
Serum specimens must sit for 15-20 minutes for proper clot formation and to assure the absence of fibrin in the serum, which can interfere with this test. Separate serum from cells within 24 hours of collection. Transfer 2 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimens exposed to repeated freeze/thaw cycles. Test ordered for tumor markers or on males.  
Remarks
This test is not appropriate for tumor marker studies and should not be performed on males.  
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 year  
Reference Interval
Female: Less than 5 IU/L
Interpretive Data
Note
This test measures free beta subunits plus intact beta-hCG.

For tumor marker testing, order Beta-hCG, Serum Quantitative (Tumor Marker) (0070029).
CPT Code(s)
84702
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0070025Beta-hCG, Serum Quantitative
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Cross References
  • Beta hCG, quantitative, female
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  • hCG
  • Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
  • Total Beta-Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, female