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HCG, Serum Pregnancy/ Qualitative

Mnemonic:    [BhCG Qual]
Name:    HCG, Serum Pregnancy/ Qualitative
Specimen:    1 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube, or plasma from a Green PST.
Spec Stability:    Stable 5 days refrigerated.
Reference Range:    Negative - HCG < 5 mIU/mL
 Questionable - HCG 5 - 25 mIU/mL
 Positive - HCG > 25 mIU/mL
  Method:    Chemiluminescent Immunoassay