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Pregnancy Serum

SIM

20010 

CPT

84703 

Synonyms

Preg;  Serum Qualitative Human Chorionic Gonadotropin; Serum Qual HCG 

Specimen Type

Serum 

Container

4.0 ml Gold-top serum separator

Collection Instructions

None

Volume

1 ml serum, minimum 0.5 ml

Additional Information

This is a qualitative test and only gives a negative or positive result.

Patient Preparation

none

Specimen Processing Instructions

Serum:  Allow to clot.  Centrifuge at 3380 rpm’s (±100) for a minimum of 10 minutes

Centrifuge within 2 hours of collection.

Transport Requirements

Refrigerated

Specimen Stability

Room temperature:  8 hours   Refrigerated: 48 hours 

Rejection Criteria

If not centrifuged within 2 hours of collection.

Reference Range

Negative

Critical Value

none 

Test Includes

Rapid Serum Qualitative Pregnancy test 

Methodology

Rapid Chromatographic immunoassay 

Testing Frequency

Daily, Monday - Sunday 

 

Reviewed By

Sandy Hammett 

Reviewed Date

2/2/2018

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