Beta-HCG (B-HCG)


Test Methodology

  • Chemiluminescence

Running Day

  • Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
  • Cut-off: 12.00 NN

Turn Around Time

  • In-patient: Same day of processing, 5.00 PM
  • Out-patient: Next day, 5.00 PM
  • STAT: Three hours

Specimen Required

  • 4 cc serum (red top)

Patient Preparation

  • None

Special Considerations

  • Take note if patient is pregnant, note the LMP and weeks of gestation
  • Avoid hemolysis