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Test Code 224 Beta-hCG, Qualitative;Urine

Additional Codes


PowerChart: Pregnancy Test Urine

Epic: LAB437 Pregnancy, Urine

MA Cerner: Urine HCG B Qualitative.

Test Method

Specific Monoclonal Antibody; Single-Step Technology; QuickVue by Quidel

Specimen Requirement

1 mL of urine is required.

Additional Specimen Collection Information

The first morning voiding is the best specimen. Specimens may be stored at room temperature for up to 8 hours. Specimens may be stored refrigerated for up to 72 hours or frozen. Specimens may only be frozen once.


Testing is performed Monday through Sunday.

Routine orders: Typically completed within 4 hours; Mercy DV and MA West within 24 hours

Expedite orders: Typically completed within 1 hour after the specimen arrives at the testing site.

STAT orders: Typically completed within 35 minutes after the specimen arrives at the testing site.

Reference Values

Expected or "normal" results are completely dependent upon the clinical circumstances.

  • Female: Positive Beta-hCG results may be obtained as early as 6 days after conception. Specimens containing 25 mIU/mL hCG will test positive.
  • Male: Healthy males should be negative.

CPT Code Information

84703 Other Unlisted Chemistry Tests: Gonadotropin, chorionic (hCG); qualitative

Useful For

Diagnosing pregnancy.

Investigation of suspected ectopic pregnancy.

Monitoring in vitro fertilization patients.


2112-1 Choriogonadotropin.Beta Subunit (Pregnancy Test) [Presence] In Urine