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. Also acceptable: Lavender (K2 EDTA), or pink (K2 EDTA).

Specimen Preparation

Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma 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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