Test directory: HCG, Quantitative, Tumor

Ordering Code468T
Test NameHCG, Quantitative, Tumor
AliasBeta HCG Quantitative Tumor
HCG Tumor
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. StatNO
Analytic Time1 Day
MethodologyECLIA-Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassay

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
HCG, Quantitative, TumorALL<3<3mIU/mL


Heterophile antibodies may cause false positive hCG results
Confirmation of the hCG test by a different immunoassay may be necessary. Clinical correlation is recommended

This result was obtained on the Roche Elecsys immunoassay method. Results using a different manufacturer's assay may not be comparable