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HCG Quantitative, MV

Laboratory : Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation :
Specimen Type:
Tube Type:
Green top (lithium heparin) tube
Collection Volume:
1.5 mL
Shipping- Send Refrigerated; Storage- Room Temp: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: 12 months
24 hours/day, 7 days/week
Roche-ECLIA sandwich principle
2 hours
Additional Info:

Normal Value: <0.100 mIu/mL 

This assay is intended for use in the (early) detection of pregnancy. 

HCG values double every 2-3 days for the first six (6) weeks of normal pregnancy. 

Decreasing HCG concentrations may indicate: threatened or missed abortion; recent termination of pregnancy; ectopic pregnancy; or intrauterine demise (fetal demise). 

False positives/false HCG elevation(s) may occur in patients with heterophile antibodies (human anti-animal antibodies). 

This test is NOT approved to detect (or monitor) either gestational trophoblastic disease or tumors (tumor marker). 

CPT Code:
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
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