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Test Code 224 Beta-hCG, Qualitative;Urine

Additional Codes

ALAB: HCGU

PowerChart: Pregnancy Test Urine

MA Cerner: Urine HCG B Qualitative.

Specimen Requirement

1 mL of urine is required.

Additional Specimen Collection Information

The first morning voiding is the best specimen. Specimens may be stored at room temperature for up to 8 hours. Specimens may be stored refrigerated for up to 72 hours or frozen. Specimens may only be frozen once.

Useful For

Diagnosing pregnancy.

Investigation of suspected ectopic pregnancy.

Monitoring in vitro fertilization patients.

Performance

Testing is performed Monday through Sunday.

Routine orders: Typically completed within 4 hours; Mercy DV and MA West within 24 hours

Expedite orders: Typically completed within 1 hour after the specimen arrives at the testing site.

STAT orders: Typically completed within 35 minutes after the specimen arrives at the testing site.

CPT Code Information

84703 Other Unlisted Chemistry Tests: Gonadotropin, chorionic (hCG); qualitative

Test Method

Specific Monoclonal Antibody; Single-Step Technology; QuickVue by Quidel

Reference Values

Expected or "normal" results are completely dependent upon the clinical circumstances.

  • Female: Positive Beta-hCG results may be obtained as early as 6 days after conception. Specimens containing 25 mIU/mL hCG will test positive.
  • Male: Healthy males should be negative.

LOINC

2112-1 Choriogonadotropin.Beta Subunit (Pregnancy Test) [Presence] In Urine