HCG, Urine Pregnancy
The test is a qualitative assay that utilizes a combination of antibodies to detect elevated levels of hcG.
The urine pregnancy HCG test is a rapid assay for the detection of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in urine. It is used to aid in the early detection of pregnancy.
Specimen Collection and Preparation
Urine sample in a clean and dry container:
A first morning urine is preferred since if generally contains the highest level of hCG
Urine collected at other times in the day is also acceptable
Specimen Storage and Stability
Store urine samples at the following temperatures:
Room Temperature: Not indicated
Refrigerated: 2°C to 8°C up to 48 hours.
Frozen: -20°C or lower up to 30 days
Insufficient sample volume
Sample not stored at proper temperature
Sample collected in tubes/cups with preservatives
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