HCG, Qualitative, Urine

CPT Code: 81025
Order Code: 396
Alternative Order Code: 1294
ABN Requirement: No
Synonyms: Human Chorionic Gonadotropin; Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, Urine Qualitative; Pregnancy Test; Beta hCG, Urine
Specimen: Urine
Volume:  10.0 mL
Minimum Volume:  1.0 mL
Container: Yellow-top Urine Tube



    1. Collect sample according to standard protocols.
    2. Transfer aliquot from a clean urine cup into a Yellow Top tube using the vacutainer transfer device included with the Yellow Top tube.
    3. Label sample according to standard protocols.

Collection Note: First morning void preferred.

Transport:   Store urine at 2°C to 8°C after collection and ship the same day per packaging instructions included with the provided shipping box.


Ambient (15-25°C): 7 days
Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 days
Frozen (-20°C): Not Acceptable

Causes for Rejection: Specimens other than random urine; improperly labeled samples; samples not stored properly; samples older than stability limits

Methodology: Immunoassay (IA)

Turn Around Time: 2 – 3 days

Reference Range:

Clinical Significance: This test is specific for hCG beta subunit and offers sensitivity necessary to detect pregnancy as early as ten days post conception.

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