PREGNANCY TEST / HUMAN CHORIONIC GONADOTROPIN RAPID TEST (URINE)

PREGNANCY TEST / HUMAN CHORIONIC GONADOTROPIN RAPID TEST (URINE)

LABORATORY SECTION:

  • Clinical Microscopy

METHODOLOGY:

  • Double Antibody Sandwich and Immunochromatography Method

PURPOSE:

  • occasionally to screen a woman for pregnancy prior to some medical treatments

 

PATIENT PREPARATION:

  • No patient preparation needed

Note: Patient may be required to collect first morning urine

TYPE OF SPECIMEN:

  • 5-10mL of urine

REJECTION OF SPECIMEN:

  • Contaminated specimen
  • Improperly labeled specimen
  • QNS (quantity not sufficient)

 

RUNNING DAY:

  • Everyday

 

SPECIMEN STABILITY:

  • ROOM TEMPERATURE (20-24°C)

 

  • REFRIGERATED TEMPERATURE (2-8°C)

 

  • 2 hours

 

  • 24 hours

RELEASING OF RESULTS:

  • 30 minutes