HCG beta quant, pregnancy-690

Test info

  
HCG beta quant, pregnancy
  
690
  
84702.2
  
HCG
  
Beta HCG

Specimen

  
Lithium heparin (Li hep) plasma
  
  
1.0 mL
  
0.2 mL
  

Immediately following collection, mix sample thoroughly by gently inverting 8 - 10 times, to prevent clotting

  

Spin within two (2) hours of sample collection

  

Lt green plasma separator (PST)

 

  
Serum
Sodium heparin (Na hep) plasma
EDTA plasma
  

Gold:

Immediately following collection, thoroughly mix sample by gently inverting 5 times

Dk green/lavender:

Immediately following collection, mix sample thoroughly by gently inverting 8 - 10 times, to prevent clotting

  

Gold: 

  1. Allow sample to clot for a minimum of 30 minutes
  2. Spin within two (2) hours of sample collection

Dk green/lavender:

  1. Spin
  2. Transfer plasma to a False bottom plasma/serum transport vial/tube (AHL), labelled as the appropriate plasma type, within two (2) hours of sample collection
  

Gold serum separator (SST) tube

False bottom plasma/serum transport vial/tube (AHL)

  

Refrigerated (preferred) - 7 days

Frozen - 12 months

Testing cannot be added on to samples stored in gel tubes for >24 hours.

  
  • Improper labels (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Hemolysis (some procedures)
  • Improper anticoagulant or ratio
  • Delay in transport
  • Improper storage temperature affecting results
  • Improper container
  • Leaking container resulting in compromised specimen
  • Quantity not sufficient (QNS)

Performance

  
AHL - Chemistry: C
  
Daily
  
1 day
  

Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immunoassay (CMIA) and Chemiflex

Clinical and Interpretive info

  

Non-pregnant, pre-menopausal: <5.0 mIU/mL

Pregnant: See report

Billing

  
84702
  
Yes
  

Tracking

  
11/30/2001
  
08/28/2018
  
02/10/2020