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Human Chorionic Gonadotropin for Tumor, CSF

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code BHCGC
Test group HCG
Performed by Mayo
Sendout? Yes
Method ICMA
Collection Instructions Specimen label must contain the date the sample was collected and the legible name of the person who collected the sample.
Container type CSF tube or sterile collection tube
Amount to Collect See preferred volume
Sample type CSF
Preferred volume 1 mL CSF
Min. Volume 0.2 mL CSF
Processing notes Freeze specimen at -20C. Order MAYO# 8877. Call MCS for pickup
Units IU/L
Normal range < 1.5 IU/L
Synonyms HCG; Beta-HCG; b-HCG
Turn around times Test run Tuesday. Turnaround time: 2-9 days.
Additional information This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Medical Laboratories. It has not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
CPT coding 84702-90
Last Updated 11/21/2013 12:51:58 PM
Entry Number 467
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