HCG Quantitative

Test Code

Preferred Specimen
1 mL Serum or Plasma (lithium heparin)

"Serum must be separated from cells ASAP with a max limit of 24 hours from time of collection.
Testing Frequency: Performed as ordered"

Transport Container
PST, Plasma Separator

Transport Temperature

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Stability: 7days -Refrige; longer storage -20

Homogeneous Sandwich Chemiluminescent, LOCI Technology

Clinical Significance
"Expected Value(s):
Test Interpretation:
0.2-1 Week 5-50 mIU/mL
1-2 Weeks 50-500 mIU/mL
2-3 Weeks 100-5,000 mIU/mL
3-4 Weeks 500-10,000 mIU/mL
4-5 Weeks 1,000-50,000 mIU/mL
5-6 Weeks 10,000-100,000 mIU/mL
6-8 Weeks 15,000-200,000 mIU/mL
2-3 Months 10,000-100,000 mIU/mL"

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.