Test directory: HCG, Quantitative, Pregnancy

Ordering Code468P
Test NameHCG, Quantitative, Pregnancy
AliasQuant. Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
Pregnancy HCG
Quant HCG
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
Beta HCG Quantitative
Beta HCG
Preferred SpecimenSerum
Preferred ContainerSST (Gold)
Other Specimen/ContainerPlasma in Lithium Heparin (Green), Serum in Plain (Red)
Optimum Volume0.5 mL
Handling InstructionsAliquot and freeze serum/plasma for airline transport if transport >3 days
ADD-ON WARNING: LIS may restrict add-on requests for this specific test based on available tubes due to the potential of carryover that exists when adding on to previously aliquoted tubes using non-disposable pipettes.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Refrigerated
**Airline neighbor island refrigerated, packed with extra
coolants to ensure refrigerated temperature for the duration
of transport.
Specimen StabilityRefrigerated: 3 Days
Frozen: 12 Months
Frozen samples should be thawed only once.
Rejection CriteriaInsufficient quantity, Specimen older than stability limits,
Received ambient, Heat treated sample, Grossly hemolyzed
Avail. StatYES
Analytic Time1 Day
MethodologyECLIA-Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassay

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
HCG, Quantitative, PregnancyALLmIU/mL
Reference ... Reference Values:
         Approx. Gestational Age        Approx. HCG Range (mIU/mL)
         -----------------------        --------------------------
              Non-Pregnant                       < 5
           Gestation Week                        
              3rd Week                           6 - 71
              4th Week                           9 - 750
              5th Week                         217 - 7138
              6th Week                         158 - 31795
              7th Week                        3697 - 163563
              8th Week                       32065 - 149571
              9th Week                       63803 - 151410 
             10th Week                       46509 - 186977
             12th Week                       27832 - 210612
             14th Week                       13950 - 62530
             15th Week                       12039 - 70971
             16th Week                        9040 - 56451
             17th Week                        8175 - 55868
             18th Week                        8099 - 58176
The above hCG ranges during normal pregnancy are obtained
from the manufacturer's literature.^ 
   hCG immunoassays may be affected by heterophile
   antibodies, causing false positive results.
   Correlation of the hCG result with the patient's
   clinical condition is recommended.

See report.