Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, Qualitative Urine

Last Modified: 5/20/2019 3:50:05 PM


Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 5.0 mL Urine in a clean, dry Plastic Container
Collection Instructions: First Morning Urine Collection is optimal. 
Random/Voided Urine is acceptable

No Perservatives
Minimum Volume: 1.0 mL
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 48 hours Refrigerated
48 hours Frozen
Reference Range: Pregnant Females: Positive
Non-Pregnant Females: Negative
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments: Urine pregnancy testing is a screening tool and should only be used for the qualitative detection of HCG for early determination of pregnancy.
Methodology: Immuno Assay
Clinical Significance:  
Documentation:
Urine pregnancy testing is a screening tool and should only be used for the qualitative detection of HCG for early determination of pregnancy.

In urine, intact and fragmented HCG molecules are present.  Fragmented HCG molecules are elevated in mid pregnancy and in certain malignancies.  Urine pregnancy test kits may pick up a fragmented HCG molecule, causing a false negative urine pregnancy result even though a patient is pregnant.
 
Results should be used in the context of the patient clinical information (medical history, symptoms, results of other tests, clinical impression) and/or confirmed using a serum quantitative hCG assay prior to performance of any critical medical procedure.
Custom Panel: No

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

Stat Eligible: Yes
Days Performed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Parkview Hospital Randallia, Parkview Huntington, Parkview LaGrange, Parkview Noble, Parkview Regional Medical Center, Parkview Wabash, Parkview Warsaw , Parkview Whitley
PHL Test Code: UHCG2
EPIC Test Code: LAB437
Alternate Test Names: hCG Qualitative, Urine; Pregnancy Test, Urine; Urine Pregnancy, Qualitative
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 81025

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