Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, Quantitative

Last Modified: 6/13/2019 9:54:41 AM


  Medicare Medical Necessity Restrictions May Apply
Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation: Patient should discontinue taking Biotin, Vitamin B7, or Vitamin H 48 hours before getting blood drawn.
Specimen Requirements:

1.0 mL Plasma from a PST Mint Green Top Tube - Lithium Heparin

Collection Instructions:  
Minimum Volume: 0.2 mL
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 72 hours Refrigerated

24 hours unspun
Reference Range:
Females (Pre-menopausal) 0.0-5.0 IU/L
Females (Post-menopausal) 0.0-8.0 IU/L
Males N/A

Weeks of Gestation
3 5.40-72.0 IU/L
4 10.2-708 IU/L
5 217-8245 IU/L
6 152-32177 IU/L
7 4059-153767 IU/L
8 31366-149094 IU/L
9 59109-135901 IU/L
10 44186-170409 IU/L
12 27107-201615 IU/L
14 24302-93646 IU/L
15 12540-69747 IU/L
16 8904-55332 IU/L
17 8240-51793 IU/L
18 9649-55271 IU/L
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments: Patients taking vitamin supplements containing doses of >5 mg/day may have falsely decreased test results generated.
Methodology: Immunoassay
Clinical Significance:  
Documentation:

Because of the potential for carryover, this testing cannot be added on to previously tested specimens.  A new PST specimen should be collected for any HCG or PCT order.  Testing can be added to an un-opened extra PST specimen.

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 Warsaw , Parkview Whitley
PHL Test Code: HCG1
EPIC Test Code: LAB143
Alternate Test Names: Beta hCG; hCG Quantitative
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 84702

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