Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

2 hours

MiChart Code
Pregnancy (Serum), Quantitative bHCG
Soft Order Code
BHCG

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Synonyms

Beta Subunit HCG
BHCG
HCG Beta Subunit
HCG, Quantitative
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, Quantitative
HCG, BETA SUBUNIT
Pregnancy Test

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Chemiluminescent Immunoassay (CLIA)

Test Usage

Useful in the diagnosis of early pregnancy, diagnosis of choriocarcinoma, tumor marker, embryonal cell carcinomas

Reference Range

Normal male and non pregnant female non-dectable to 5 mIU/mL. Positive pregnancy 25 mIU/mL and above. Post-menopausal women <12 mlU/mL. Tumor marker less than 5 mIU/mL.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Onsite

Collect specimen in SST tube.

Collection Offsite

Collect specimen in a red top or SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate up to 48 hours or freeze for longer storage.

Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.25 mL serum

Billing Information

CPT Code
84702
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
21198-7

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Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.