HCG-beta

Diagnostic Testing Medical

Test name: HCG-beta

Order Code: HCG-BETA

Preferred Specimen: 2mL serum in a Serum Separator Tube (SST or Tiger-top)

CPT Code: 84704

Collection: Allow SST to clot in an upright position for 30 min, then centrifuge sample within 2 hours of collection. Refrigerate.

Special Instructions and Considerations: Samples should not be taken from patients receiving therapy with high biotin doses (i.e. > 5 mg/day) until at least 8 hours following the last biotin administration.

Transport Temperature: Refrigerated

Specimen Stability: 3 days refrigerated

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