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Test Code HCGUR Urine Pregnancy Test, Qualitative

Important Note

N/A

Specimen Type

Urine, random

Container/Tube

Sterile Urine Container

Offsite Collection Instructions

1. First morning catch is usually the most concentrated and
is
preferred.
2. Collect without additives or preservatives
3. Transport refrigerated (2-8 °C).

Turnaround Time

4  hours

Test Includes

Qualitative determination of hCG in urine

Preferred Volume

0.5 mL

UCMC Collection Instructions

1. First morning catch is usually the most concentrated and
is
preferred.
2. Collect without additives or preservatives
3. Transport refrigerated (2-8 °C).

STAT Turnaround Time

N/A

Test Usage

Immunoassay intended for the qualitative detection of human
Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) in urine for the early detection of
pregnancy.

Critical Results

N/A

Test Limitations

Test results must always be evaluated with other data available
to the physician.

A normal pregnancy cannot be distinguished from an ectopic
pregnancy based on hCG levels alone.

Very low levels of hCG are present in serum and in urine shortly
after implantation. Positive test results from very early pregnancy
may later prove negative due to natural termination of
pregnancy.

Patients with trophoblastic and nontrophoblastic disease may
have elevated hCG levels, therefore, the possibility of hCG
secreting neoplasms should be eliminated prior to the diagnosis of
pregnancy.

Synonyms

Urine Pregnancy Test

Stability: Room Temp

8 hours

Stability: Refrigerated

72 hours

Stability: Frozen

Freeze only once

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

DAY(S) AND TIME(S) PERFORMED

24 hours, 7 days a week including holidays.

STAT DAY(S) AND TIME(S) PERFORMED

N/A

Method Name

Enzyme Immunoassay

Reference Values

Non-pregnant women: negative

Sensitivity: 25 mIU/mL

Urine tests will detect pregnancy 26 – 28 days after
LMP
(~7-10 days postconception)

Reject Due To

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Additional Information

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