Test Overview
Test Methodology

Immunoassay

Test Usage

Diagnosis of pregnancy.

Reference Range *

Negative for men and nonpregnant women. Positive for normal pregnant women.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

2 hours

Soft Order Code
PRG
MiChart Code
Pregnancy (Serum) Qualitative
Synonyms
  • HCG
  • HCG, Qualitative
  • Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
  • Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, Qualitative
  • PRG
  • PREGNANCY SCREEN BLOOD
Laboratory
Chemical Pathology
Section
Automation
STAT Availability

STAT requests for this test will be performed on a STAT basis (supervisory staff approval is not required).

Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate.

Rejection Criteria
Specimen: Plasma
Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
1 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.25 mL serum
Billing
CPT Code
84703
Fee Code
21801
NY State Approved
No