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.

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

Frozen.

Unacceptable Conditions
Remarks
Stability

Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 6 months (one freeze/thaw cycle is acceptable)

Reference Interval

Negative

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

FDA

Note

Hotline History

N/A

CPT Codes

81025

Components

Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0020229 Beta-hCG, Urine Qualitative 2112-1
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Aliases

  • hCG
  • Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
  • Pregnancy Tests
  • Urine hCG
  • Urine pregnancy test
Beta-hCG, Urine Qualitative