HCG, BETA (Total), TUMOR MARKER

Synonyms:
Computer Code: HCGT
Specimen Collection: 3 mL whole blood (gold, red or light green (Li heparin) top tube)..
Minimum Volume: 2 mL
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Allow to clot, centrifuge for 20 minutes, refrigerate. Serum must be removed from red top tube.
Reference Values: Male: Negative = <2.0 MIU/mL
Lab Code: CC
Requisition:
Test Frequency: Daily
Routine TAT: 1 day
Stat TAT: 60 min
CPT Code(s): 84702
LCD or NCD:
Methodology Used:
See Addendum XVII