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POCT Urine Pregnancy < 18 years old

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? Yes
Test code
Test group HCG
Performed by Authorized Point of Care testing site staff
In House Availability Test available 24 hours per day 7 days per week
Method EIA (Mainline Confirms)
Collection Instructions First morning void preferred
Container type Urine cup
Amount to Collect 10 mL
Sample type Random urine
Preferred volume 10 mL urine
Min. Volume 1 mL urine
Normal range Negative (non-pregnant)
Synonyms HCG; Beta-HCG; b-HCG; gonadotropin tests; Human chorionic gonadotropin
Additional information A number of conditions other than pregnancy, including trophoblastic disease and certain nontrophoblastic neoplasms, cause elevated levels of hCG. These diagnoses should be considered if appropriate to the clinical evidence.

If a urine specimen is too diluted (low specific gravity), it may not contain representative levels of hCG. If pregnancy is suspected, ask the patient to collect first morning urine 48 to 72 hours later and repeat the test.

Because of the high sensitivity of the assay, specimens tested as positive during the initial days after conception may later be negative due to natural termination of the pregnancy.

A definitive clinical diagnosis should not be based on the results of a single test but should be made by the physician after evaluation. Blood specimens may be sent to the Clinical Laboratories for confirmatory testing.
Last Updated 7/10/2013 3:15:37 PM
Entry Number 1555
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