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HCG, Urine Pregnancy


The test is a qualitative assay that utilizes a combination of antibodies to detect elevated levels of hcG.

Test Utility

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

Specimen Rejection

  • Insufficient sample volume

  • Sample not stored at proper temperature

  • Leaking sample

  • Sample collected in tubes/cups with preservatives

  • 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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