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HCG, Low Level Tumor Marker

Mnemonic:    [HCG TM]
Name:    HCG, Low Level Tumor Marker
Specimen:    1 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube. Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.

Also acceptable: Lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA), or green (sodium or lithium heparin).
Minimum Spec:    0.5 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable 7 days refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0070029
  Method:    Electrochemiluminescent Immunoassay