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  HCG Specimen Type:
  also known as Serum Pregnancy Test, HCG Quantitative, Chorionic Gonatotropin

Blood


CHEMISTRY

Specimen requirements: Gel Separator Tube 4 mL
  or:Gel Separator Tube 6 mL
Reference ranges:
CATEGORY Range UNITS   QUALITATIVE  
Non-pregnant <6 mIU/mL N/A
Borderline 10 20 mIU/mL N/A
Pregnant >10 mIU/mL N/A
Males <3 mIU/mL N/A
Unit of measure: mIU/mL
Ideal sample: 5 mL
Absolute minimum amount: 3 mL
Method of collection: N/A
Transportation: N/A
Label instructions: N/A
Request test on form: MULTI LABS [Chem/Hem/UA/Tox/BB/Rheum] ( 151-104 )
Order/entry screen(s): Common Lab Procedures
  Chemistry - Blood
Stat frequency: Daily
Stat turn around time: 1 hours
Routine frequency: Monday thru Friday 1530 TO 2400.
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: 1-3 Days
For Hillcrest deliver to: SCRAP : Specimen Central Receiving and
  Processing, room 2-117
For Thornton deliver to: Chemistry : Processing Desk, 1st floor, Hospital,
  room 1-013
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Method: Two-site Chemiluminometric
Special Instructions: N/A
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
  Results are Quantitative
CyberLAB abbreviation: HCG
CyberLAB code: 2200
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A