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Test Catalog

Test ID: IEHCG    
Interference Evaluation Heterophile, Beta-Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, Serum

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

Heterophile antibody evaluation consists of pretreatment with commercial heterophile antibody blocking reagents, testing on an alternate platform, and serial dilution of the sample.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Serum

Advisory Information

If "HCG Total OB" or pregnancy is indicated, order THCG / Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG), Quantitative, Pregnancy, Serum.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Patient Preparation: For 12 hours before specimen collection, do not take multivitamins or dietary supplements containing biotin (vitamin B7), which is commonly found in hair, skin, and nail supplements and multivitamins.

Supplies: Aliquot Tube, 5 mL (T465)

Collection Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 2.5 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

1.5 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia OK
Gross icterus OK

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
SerumRefrigerated (preferred)7 days
 Frozen 365 days
 Ambient 24 hours