HCG Qualitative (Pregnancy Test S/P,Serum Pregnancy Test)

Message
Samples and controls stabilized with azide cannot be used.

Test Code
HCG

Preferred Specimen
1 mL Serum or Plasma ( lithium, heparin)

Instructions
"Minimum specimen requirement 0.5ml Use PST plasma only Separate from cells ASAP with a max of 2 hours from
Testing Frequency: Performed as ordered"

Transport Container
PST, Plasma Separator

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Stability: 7 days Refrigerated

Methodology
Sandwich chemiluminescent immunoassay-LOCI Technology



The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.