Beta-hCG, Quantitative (Tumor Marker) HCGTU

Method(s) Quantitative Electro-Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Specimen Required
Collect

One 5 mL gold (SST) top tube. Also acceptable: lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA) or green (sodium or lithium heparin) top tubes.

Transport

1 mL serum refrigerated (Min: 0.4 mL).

Remarks

Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.

Stability

After separation from cells: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 year

Unacceptable Conditions

CSF, specimens left to clot refrigerated, or specimens subjected to repeated freeze/thaw cycles.

Schedule Daily
Billing Code 5011244
CPTCode 84702
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

Male: 0 - 3 IU/L
Female: 0 - 5 IU/L

No Appointment Necessary
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