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HCG, Total


This is a two-site sandwich immunoassay which uses direct chemiluminometric technology.

Test Utility

This assay determines the amount of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) in serum. It is used to help determine pregnancy status.

Specimen Collection and Preparation

Serum sample in the following tubes:

  • Serum separator tube (gold or tiger top)

Specimen Storage and Stability

Store serum samples at the following temperatures:

  • Room Temperature for up to 8 hours

  • Refrigerated: 2°C to 8°C for up to 48 hours.

  • Frozen: -20°C or lower- Samples should be thawed only once.

Specimen Rejection

  • Insufficient sample volume

  • Sample not stored at proper temperature

  • Frozen whole blood

  • Severely hemolyzed samples

  • Severely lipemic specimens

  • Specimen labeled incorrectly or not labeled

Reference Pages


Monday – Saturday

Result available within 24 hours of receipt in laboratory

NOTE: Specimens are refrigerated (2-8°) for 7 days before disposal


Vibra Health Laboratory

1307- A, Allen Dr

Troy, MI 48083

(248) 846-0663

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