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Test Code UCG URINE PREGNANCY TEST

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Urine
Container/Tube: Plastic Container
Specimen Volume: 5 ml; submit  2.0 mL urine
Specimen Minimum Volume: 1.0 mL
Collection Instructions:
1. Send specimen in plastic container with lid securely attached.
2. Place patient label on container, not on lid.
3. No preservative. Refrigerate specimen after collection.
4. Urine samples are stable for 48 hours at 2 – 8ºC.
5. For longer storage, freeze at -20° C.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerate

Days Performed

Daily; Available STAT

Methodology

Monoclonal antibody

Test Classification and CPT Coding

81025

Performing Location

Porter Hospital Laboratory

Normal Reference Values

Negative