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Test Code LAB202 hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin), Quantitative, Plasma or Serum

Additional Codes

Test Name in EPIC EPIC Test Code Mnemonic
HCG LAB202 HCGQ

 

Methodology

Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immunoassay (CMIA)

Specimen Requirements

 

Submit only 1 of the follwing specimens:

 

Preferred:

Specimen Type: Plasma

Container/Tube: Light-green top (lithium heparin gel)

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume: 0.3 mL

Additional Information: Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles.

 

Alternate:

Specimen Type: Serum

Container/Tube: Serum gel

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume: 0.3 mL

Additional Information: Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerate 5 days/Ambient NO/Frozen 1 Year

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Reference Values

Negative: <5 mIU/mL

Indeterminate: 5-25 mIU/mL

Positive: >25 mIU/mL

Test Classification and CPT Coding

84702

Performing Laboratory

Chemistry-

Central Region: St. Joseph's Medical Center Lab

East Region: Deer River Hospital Lab, Northern Pines Lab, Sandstone Hospital Lab, SMDC Clinical Lab, St. Mary's Hospital - Superior Lab, Virginia Hospital Lab

West Region: Fargo Hospital Lab, Fosston Hospital Lab, St. Mary's - Detroit Lakes Hospital Lab