Lab Test : Urine Qualitative Pregnancy Test

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Alternate:Human Chorionic gonadotropin, UCG
Includes:N/A
Department:Hematology
Phone:(937) 641-3430
SQ Code:UCG
Available:Daily, 24 hours
Turnaround:Routine: 24 hours; STAT 30 minutes
Specimen:Urine, first morning void preferred
Volume:1.0 mL
Container:Urine container
Temperature:Refrigerate if not tested immediately.
Rejection:Grossly contaminated with blood or bacteria.
Normal:Negative; test will detect 20 mIu/mL hCG/mL
Uses:Qualitative determination of pregnancy, detections of the presence of hCG in urine.
Limitations:Results may be negative in early pregnancy. If pregnancy is suspected, obtain a new specimen after 48 hours and retest.
Method:Monoclonal antibodies
 

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