BETA-HUMAN CHRIONIC GONADOTROPIN

General Information

HLAB/HOL Code: BHCG
UPHSM LIS Test #:
Schedule: Monday-Friday
Testing Time: 1 Day
Testing Lab: Mayo Labs

Specimen Info
Only 1 specimen type required, unless otherwise specified

Volume: 0.6 mL
Temperature: Refrigerate
Tube Type: 1 Red Top or SST
Collection Info:
Additional Information: Twelve hours before this blood test, do not take multivitamins or dietary supplements containing biotin or vitamin B7 that are commonly found in hair, skin and nail supplements and multivitamins

Specimen Acceptability

Reject Due To

Hemolysis
Mild OK; Gross reject

Lipemia
Mild OK; Gross OK

Icterus
NA

Clinical Utilities

An aid in the diagnosis of gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD), testicular tumors, ovarian germ cell tumors, teratomas, and, rarely, other human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)-secreting tumors



Serial measurement of hCG following treatment to:

-Monitor therapeutic response in GTD or in hCG-secreting tumors

-Detect persistent or recurrent GTD or hCG-secreting tumors

CPT Codes

84702

* The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding
is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.