Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG), Total, Qualitative

Additional Tests Offered (Per Consultation)

TURN AROUND TIME

2-3 Days Mon-Sat

TEST INFO

SAMPLE INFO

Test Name
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG), Total, Qualitative
Test Description
This test should be used only to determine pregnancy.
CyberLAB Test Info

Test Name

Test #

hCG, QUALITATIVE

25

Method Description
  • Immunoassay
FDA Cleared / Approved
No
CPT Code(s)
  • 84703
STAT Allowed
No
Draw Status

Living

Sample Volume
Minimum Sample Volume
  • 0.3 mL
Preferred Sample Volume
  • 1 mL
Sample Type
Acceptable
  • Serum - Gold Top Tube
  • Serum - Red/Gray (Tiger) Top Tube
Preferred
  • Serum - Serum Separator Tube
  • Serum - Red Top Tube
Sample Stability
  • Ambient - 7 days
  • Frozen - 28 days
  • Refrigerated 2-8°C - 7 days
Transport
Refrigerated or Frozen
Notes
Heterophilic antibodies may produce low false-positive results; urinary hCG is negative if "phantom" hCG is suspected. Pituitary secretion may be a source of low level hCG in post menopausal women.