Mar 10, 2015




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HCG, Qualitative

HCG, Qualitative (SPREG) KITS Lab Test

Name: HCG, Qualitative

Test Name: HCG, Qualitative

Health Link Test Code: SPREG

LIS Test Code: SPREG

CPT Code(s): 84703

Methodology: Immunoassay

Clinical Information:

For qualitative detection of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) in serum samples.

Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.

In-Lab Turnaround Time: 4 hours.

Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 hour.

Specimen: Blood

Collection Container: Red top

Also Acceptable: Red cap with yellow ring (SST)

Collection Volume: 4 mL

Pediatric Collection Volume: 1 mL

Stability Refridgerated:

2 days; freeze if not assayed within 2 days

Stability Frozen:

Only one freeze/thaw cycle allowed.

Sample Analyzed: Serum

Testing Volume: 1 mL

Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.2 mL

Specimen Processing:

Centrifuge. Transfer cell-free serum to clear plastic vial. Refrigerate.

Specimen Transport:

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


Reported as either Negative or Positive.

Test Limitations:

The kit detects concentrations of 10 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.