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hcg, beta (total), qualitative
Synonyms: Pregnancy Test, Serum 
Computer Code: BHCG
Specimen Collection: 3 mL whole blood (gold top preferred, red top acceptable). 
Minimum Volume: 2 mL 
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Allow to clot, centrifuge for 20 minutes, refrigerate. Serum must be removed from red top tube. 
Reference Values: Non-pregnant female: Negative: <5 MIU/mL  
Lab Code: SI 
Requisition: SEROL
Test Frequency: Daily 
Routine TAT: 1 day 
Stat TAT: 60 min 
CPT Code(s): 84703 
LCD or NCD:  
Methodology Used: 77
See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 11/28/2015
Time: 08:06:32 (24hr)