Order Code: C2325
ABN Requirement: No
Synonyms: Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, Chorionic Gonadotropin, MHCG
Volume: 1.0 mL
Minimum Volume: 0.3 mL
Container: Gel-barrier tube (SST, Tiger Top)
- Collect and label sample according to standard protocols.
- Gently invert tube 10 times immediately after draw. DO NOT SHAKE.
- Allow blood to clot 30 minutes.
- Centrifuge for 10 minutes.
Transport: Store serum at 2°C to 8°C after collection and ship the same day per packaging instructions provided with the Cleveland HeartLab shipping box.
Ambient (15-25°C): 5 days
Refrigerated (2-8°C): 14 days
Frozen (-20°C): 12 months
Causes for Rejection: Specimens other than serum; improper labeling; samples not stored properly; samples older than stability limits
Methodology: Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassay (ECLIA)
Turn Around Time: 2 days
|Pregnant Female||3 weeks||5.8-71.2|
Intended Use: The quantitative hCG test is used for early detection of pregnancy, and may assist in the diagnosis of suspected ectopic pregnancy or other pregnancy-related complications.
Note: HCG values 5 to 16 mIU/mL may represent benign pituitary-derived HCG in non-pregnant women over 40 years of age.
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