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Test Code UHCGSC Beta-hCG, Qualitative;Urine LAB437

Test Method

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

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.

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.

Performance

Testing is performed Monday through Sunday.

Routine orders: Typically completed within 4 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.

Useful For

Diagnosing pregnancy.

Investigation of suspected ectopic pregnancy.

Monitoring in vitro fertilization patients.

CPT Code Information

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

LOINC

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