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Laboratory Test Reference Guide

Laboratory Information

Test Name

b-HCG (Tumour marker)

External Price (excl. GST)

Price

$15.57

Specimen Collection

Adult Specimen

Heparin (light green), SST(gold)

Paediatric Specimen

0.2ml Heparin (light green) or Plain(red).

Sample Delivery to Lab

Room temperature

Test Information

Department

Biochemistry

Test Availability

Mon - Sun, 24hrs

Laboratory Turnaround Time

3hrs or1 hr urgent request.

Method

Cobas 6000 ECLIA

Unit Of Measurement

IU/L

Reference Interval

Males      < 2 IU/L
Females ≤ 5 IU/L

Uncertainty Of Measurement

10%

Additional Information

Menopausal women may have levels up to 14 IU/L. If hCG is >1 IU/L, suggest send repeat specimen and also request FSH

Minimum Volume

0.1 mL heparin plasma or serum.

Electronic Information

Registration Code

HCGTE

HL7Mapping Code

$HCGTE