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Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, Beta Subunit

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Test Description
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, Beta Subunit
Synonym(s)
ß-HCG, Serum
Test ID
BHCG
Specimen Type
Serum
Alternate Specimen Type
Red, Li‑heparin, K2‑EDTA and K3‑EDTA plasma
Specimen Requirements
SST
Stability
5 days at 20‑25 °C
14 days at 2‑8 °C
12 months at ‑20 °C (± 5 °C)
Methodology
electrochemiluminescence immunoassay “ECLIA”
Estimated TAT
0-2 days
Testing Schedule
Monday-Saturday
CPT Code(s)
84702
Minimum Sample Volume
1 mL
Pediatric Min. Volume (if applicable)
500 uL
Reference Range
Males: < 2.6 mIU/mL
Females:
Non pregnant premenopausal: ≤ 5.3 mIU/mL
Healthy postmenopausal: ≤ 8.3 mIU/mL

Pregnancy: mIU/mL
3 wks gest: 5.8 - 71.2
4 wks: 9.5 - 750
5 wks: 217 - 7138
6 wks: 158 - 31795
7 wks: 3697 - 163563
8 wks: 32065-149571
9 wks: 63803-151410
10 wks: 46509-186977
12 wks: 27832-210612
14 wks: 13950-62530
15 wks: 12039-70971
16 wks: 9040-56451
17 wks: 8175-55868
18 wks: 8099-58176
Performing Lab
Incyte Diagnostics
LOINC Code(s)
21198-7