Sep 12, 2016




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HCG, Qualitative (Pregnancy), Urine

HCG, Qualitative (Pregnancy), Urine (UPREG) KITS Lab Test

Name: HCG, Qualitative (Pregnancy), Urine

Test Name: HCG, Qualitative (Pregnancy), Urine

Health Link Test Code: UPREG

LIS Test Code: PREG

CPT Code(s): 81025

Methodology: Immunoassay

Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.

In-Lab Turnaround Time: 4 hours.

Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 hour.

Specimen: Random urine

Collection Container: Sterile screw cap container

Collection Instructions:

Collect urine in either a sterile or clean container.

Collection Volume: 5 mL

Pediatric Collection Volume: 1 mL

Stability Ambient:

8 hours

Stability Refridgerated:

3 days

Stability Frozen:

Not acceptable

Sample Analyzed: Urine aliquot

Testing Volume: 1 mL

Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.5 mL

Specimen Transport:

Transport specimen to the laboratory. Transport with coolant pack if coming from clinic location.


Reported as either Negative or Positive.

Test Limitations:

The kit detects concentrations of 20 mIU hCG/mL or greater.

Additional Information:

A test result that is positive should be interpreted in conjunction with other clinical and laboratory data. While pregnancy is the most likely reason for the presence of hCG in urine, other clinical conditions that produce hCG include menopause, ectopic pregnancies, subclinical abortions, gestational trophoblastic disease and malignancies which produce hCG ectopically.