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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

β-Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Quatitation (β-hCG, BHCG, Pregnancy Test), Urine

Test Name

β-Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Quatitation (β-hCG, BHCG, Pregnancy Test), Urine

Urine sample Specimen Type/Requirements

Container Type = Small orange cap container

Minimum Volume = 5mL urine

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect Random Urine in a sterile orange cap container. Random urine sample. The first morning urine usually contains the highest concentration of hCG. Indicate date and time of Collection.

Laboratory Staff Instructions If visible precipitate is present in the urine sample, centrifuge before testing.

Stability: Stable at 2-8°C for 2 days and longer periods if frozen at -20°C or lower.

Transportation: Send sample to core lab ASAP.

Sample Rejection Criteria: Urine collected with acidified container or leaking specimen will be rejected.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

2 hours

Test Utilization

Reference Value

Negative

Test code

HCGU

Methodology

Rapid Chromatographic Immunoassay

Testing Location

SMH-Biochemistry

Other information

Last Updated: April 30, 2020