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HCG Screen, Urine, For Pregnancy Assessment Only

Components

Name Method Department Units
HCG, Urine Qualitative Core Lab, Urinalysis

Battery Members

HCG and urine specific gravity.

Specimen Requirements

Urine - Random

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Sterile container

N/A 1 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 8 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 48 hour(s)
Frozen - 3 month(s)

Reasons for Rejection

  • Not received within specified time frame
  • Collected in diaper or cotton balls

Comments

This test is designed only to detect pregnancy. Do not use as a tumor marker. Tests performed at Laboratory Service Centers do not include specific gravity. Specimens with low specific gravity may have a falsely negative HCG. Stable 8 hours at room temperature. Samples collected from either a diaper or cotton balls are unacceptable.

CPT Code

  • 81025