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Used for early detection of pregnancy, monitoring in vitro fertilization patients or for the investigation of suspected ectopic pregnancy or other pregnancy-related complications. This test is not useful for detecting and/or monitoring tumors or gestational trophoblastic disease. It should also not be performed on male patients.
Samples must be removed from clot within one hour for storage or transport. Samples collected in gel barrier tubes must be removed from the primary tube prior to transporting to Marshfield. Do not send the primary collection tube.
For plasma samples only: - Sites with centrifuges capable of reaching a speed of 4,400g can centrifuge the collection tube for 3 minutes. - Sites with standard centrifugation must centrifuge the collection tube for 10 minutes at 1900g.
a. HCG-Pre, Qnt
b. HCG, Quantitative