Beta-hCG, Tumor Marker

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: BHCG
POE DESCRIPTION: BHCG TUMOR MARKER
CPT CODE: 86316
DAYS PERFORMED:

24 hours

TURNAROUND TIME:

8-24 hours

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Must indicate sex of patient on requisition.
CONTAINER TYPE:

SST tube or Red top tube - 4 mL

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS:

4 mL blood (2 mL serum)

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1.0 mL blood (0.3 mL serum)
REFERENCE RANGE: Male or non-pregnant female: <5 mIU/mL
METHODOLOGY:

Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immunoassay (CMIA)

TEST SYNONYM(S):Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, Beta Subunit; BHCG