This is a two-site sandwich immunoassay which uses direct chemiluminometric technology.
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.
Insufficient sample volume
Sample not stored at proper temperature
Frozen whole blood
Severely hemolyzed samples
Severely lipemic specimens
Specimen labeled incorrectly or not labeled
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