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HCG

Alternative Names:Beta-hCG
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
pregnancy test
Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:HCG
Medicare rebatable:Yes
Registration Instructions:

This test is to be used for pregnancy testing only.

Urine hCG testing is not available.

For transgender male patients, register HCT.

Specimen Types:Serum
Plasma
Container Types:
SST
Lithium Heparin (with Gel)
SST
Adults Volume or Mass:6 mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volume or Mass:2 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:Collect at ambient temperature
Retrospective testing within 7 days
Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Processing Instructions:Centrifuge
Assay Frequency:Daily