Ordering Recommendation

Detection of pregnancy.

Mnemonic

BHCG-S

Methodology

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

Serum separator tube.

Specimen Preparation

Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Frozen.

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



Compliance Category

FDA

Note

Hotline History

N/A

CPT Codes

84703

Components

Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0020063 Beta-hCG, Serum Qualitative 2110-5
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Aliases

  • hCG
  • Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
  • Qualitative Pregnancy Test
  • Serum hCG
  • Serum pregnancy test
Beta-hCG, Serum Qualitative