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Beta HCG Qualitative, Urine


​Specimen Requirements​

  • ​Random Urine
  • Preferred Collection Container: Urine – graduated conical bottom tube with cap
  • Alternate Collection Container: Urine - Sterile Starplex container or similar container
​Collection Procedure
  • ​First morning collection preferred
​​Required Volume
  • ​Optimal Volume: 10 mL random urine
  • Minimum Volume: 1. mL random urine
    (Submitting the minimum volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory/reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum volume may require a second collection.)
  • ​2 days at 2 – 8 ºC
Grounds for Rejection​

Testing Information​ ​

  • ​24 hours a day
Testing Site​
  • ​SPH, RUH, SCH
  • Rural – Cudworth, Humboldt, Nokomis, Wadena, Wakaw, Lanigan, Rosthern, Watrous, Watson, Wynyard
Results Reporting​
  • In Hospital reported within 2 hours
  • Community urgent and inter-hospital reported within 4 hours
  • Community routine reported within 24 hours
  • Rapid chromatographic immunoassay
​Specimen Retention
  • ​3 days
Alternate Test Names​
  • ​βHCG 
  • Pregnancy test, Beta 
  • Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (Urine)
SHR LIS Test Code​
  • ​HCGU (For Laboratory Use Only)


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Laboratory Controlled Document LSM-784 v2

Last Modified: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 |
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