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Beta HCG, Quantitative (HCG, b-HCG, Beta-HCG, BHCG)

Tube Type

Test ID   LAB752
EPIC Order
  BETA HCG, HIGH SENSITIVITY QUANTITATIVE
CPT Code(s)   84702
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Core
Tube Station   Routine: 30; STAT: 888
Specimen Routine: 4 mL blood/serum separator/gold top tube/red top acceptable
  micro: 500µL blood/gold or red top microtainer
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/day
  STAT: YES
Turnaround Time   STAT: 1 hour; Routine: 2 hours

Internal Reference Testing Specimen Handling Instructions:

Centrifuge, aliquot, refrigerate

Reference Range   <5 mIU/mL(U/L); see Table below for approximate BHCG Levels at defined gestational age
Comment
Serum hCG increases with age in nonpregnant women. A cutoff of 14.0 IU/L should be used when interpreting hCG results in women >55 yrs. Pregnancy is unlikely in perimenopausal women 41-55 yrs with an hCG between 5.0 and 14.0 IU/L if serum FSH is >20.0IU/L.  
 
Clin Chem. 2005;51:1830-5                            
 
                       Units U/L (mIU/mL)
Weeks of
Pregnancy
MeanRangen
4 1110 40-4480 42
5 8050 270-28700 52
6 29700 3700-84900 67
7 58800 9700-120000 62
8 79500 31000-184000 37
9 91500 61200-152000 25
10 71000 22000-143000 12
14 33100 14300-75800 219
15 27500 12300-60300 355
16 21900 8800-54500 163
17 18000 8100-51300 68
18 18400 3900-49400 30
19 20900 3600-56600 14

Reviewed by gloria_crawford on June 28, 2016

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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