Pregnancy Screen, Qualitative
Label Mnemonic: PGPOC
Epic Lab Code: LAB1166
Downtime Form: A-1a General Laboratory Requisition
Chemistry
6240 RCP
356-3527
Specimen(s):
Urine
Collection Medium:
Clear top tube
Minimum:
5 mL
Rejection Criteria:
Test cannot be added to a urine sample previously utilized for urinalysis testing (LAB1160, LAB1164, LAB8379).
Testing Schedule:
24 hrs/day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
Turn Around Time:
30 minutes
Reference Range:
Positive = pregnant; negative = not pregnant (or <2 weeks) Positive if over 20 mIU/mL
Comments:
Cutoff is 20 mIU/mL HCG in urine. If results are unexpectedly positive, consider testing using quantitative serum HCG assay. False negative results may occur when the levels of HCG are slightly below the cutoff. When pregnancy is still suspected, a repeat urine HCG 48 hours later or a quantitative serum HCG should be considered. Results should always be assessed in conjunction with the patient's medical history, clinical examination and other findings.
Methodology:
Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassay
CPT Code:
84703
 
See Additional Information:
Urine Tests Requiring no Preservatives