Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

PREGNANCY SCR URINE

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
PREG      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 81025         Geisinger Epic ID: 6405

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Random urine
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
Urinalysis Preservative Tube
Specimen required:
5 mL aliquot urine; minimum 2 mL.
Patient preparation:
First morning specimen is preferred.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Refrigerated: 48 hours.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
Interpretation guide:
Detects the presence of hCG at a sensitivity of 20 mIU/mL in urine. Positive result consistent with pregnancy.
CPT code(s):
81025
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
UhCG only
Methodology:
Immunoassay
Synonyms:
Urinary HCG
Urine pregnancy test
Clinical significance:
Rapid qualitative detection of hCG in urine for early detecttion of pregnancy. Low level of HCG can be detected in urine as early as week after conception. Potential false negative is possible (hCG level is too low or hook effect as hCG fragment level becomes too high). Serum hCG testing is recommended.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC
Sheng-Ying (Margaret) Lo, PhD, DABCC    
Review Date: 11/05/2018

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Urinalysis
Technical Lead: Karen Delp
Frequency: Daily, Monday-Sunday
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

Performing laboratory: ATL+
Technical Lead: Lisa Meeker    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital

Performing laboratory: Serology
Technical Lead: Kelly Alleman    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Robyn Stokes  
Frequency: Daily    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Community Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Ann Mack, Deborah Dempsey  
Frequency: Daily, Monday-Sunday    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Lewistown Hospital

Performing laboratory: Microbiology
Technical Lead: Kris Robb  
Frequency: All shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital

Performing laboratory: ATL+
Technical specialist: Hadeel Naghnaghieh    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical specialist: Brenda Shuman-Johnson    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre

Technical specialist: Bernadette Johnson    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes
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