|Alternate:||HCG, Serum Pregnancy, Human Chorionic Gonadotropin|
|Available:||Daily, 24 hours|
|Turnaround:||Routine: 24 hours; STAT 30 minutes|
|Container:||Red top tube|
|Normal:||Negative: test will detect 25 mIU/mL hCG/mL|
|Uses:||Qualitive determination of pregnancy; dectection of the presence of hCG in serum.|
|Limitations:||Result may be negative in early pregnancy. If pregnancy is suspected, obtain a new specimen after 48 hours and retest.|
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