Name: HCG, Qualitative (Pregnancy), Urine
Test Name: HCG, Qualitative (Pregnancy), Urine
Health Link Test Code: UPREG
LIS Test Code: PREG
CPT Code(s): 81025
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
Collect urine in either a sterile or clean container.
Collection Volume: 5 mL
Pediatric Collection Volume: 1 mL
Sample Analyzed: Urine aliquot
Testing Volume: 1 mL
Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.5 mL
Transport specimen to the laboratory. Transport with coolant pack if coming from clinic location.
Reported as either Negative or Positive.
The kit detects concentrations of 20 mIU hCG/mL or greater.
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.