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Test Code UHCG Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG), Qualitative, Pregnancy, Urine

Additional Codes

Epic: LAB2441

Specimen Required

Specimen Type: Urine

Collection Container/Type

Preferred: Random Urine

Submission Container/Tube: Clear top (no additive)

Specimen Volume: 6 mL

Collection Instructions: 

  1. Collect a first morning specimen (preferred), however urines collected any time of day may be used. 
  2. Transfer urine into the BD Clear Top (no additive) tube.  Do not send the collection container.

Specimen Minimum Volume

1 mL

Specimen Stability

Room temperature: Unacceptable

Refrigerated: 48 hours

Frozen: >48 hours

Reference Range


Rejection Due To

Unlabeled, mislabeled, wrong tube type, hemolyzed, QNS, exceeds specimen stability requirements.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed


Report Available

Same day

Clinical Significance

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