Ordering Recommendation

May be useful for monitoring certain pituitary tumors.

Mnemonic

A SUB PGH

Methodology

Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Performed

Varies

Reported

6-13 days

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York DOH approved.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation
Collect

Serum separator tube (SST) or plain red.

Specimen Preparation

Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL) Freeze immediately.
Test is not performed at ARUP; separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Frozen.

Unacceptable Conditions
Remarks
Stability

Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 24 hours; Frozen: 6 months

Reference Interval

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

Performed by non-ARUP Laboratory

Note

Hotline History

N/A

CPT Codes

83520

Components

Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2013035 Alpha Subunit, Pituitary Glycoproteins 14170-5
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Aliases

  • Alpha Glycoprotein Subunit
  • Alpha Subunit, HCG
  • Alpha-HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin)
  • Alpha-Subunit of Pit Glycoprotein
  • CG (Chorionic Gonadotropin)
  • Chorionic Gonadotropin (CG)
  • Chorionic Gonadotropins, Alpha-Subunit
  • Free Alpha-Glycoprotein Subunit
Alpha Subunit, Free, Pituitary Glycoprotein Hormones (PGH)

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