Lab Test

HCG, CSF

Test Codes

EPIC: LAB8566

Department

Chemistry

Specimen Collection Criteria

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) in a sterile collection container. (Minimum: 0.5 mL).

Physician Office/Draw Specimen Preparation

Transfer CSF to a plastic transport tube and refrigerate (2-8°C or 36-46°F). Room temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F) is acceptable for a maximum of four hours.

Preparation for Courier Transport

Transport: CSF, refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F).

Rejection Criteria

Specimens not collected and processed as indicated.

Laboratory

Royal Oak Automated Chemistry

Performed

Sunday – Saturday, 24 hours a day. Results available within 4 hours of receipt in the Laboratory.

Reference Range

HCG CSF reference range: <3 mIU/mL.

Test Methodology

Chemiluminescent Immunoassay.

Interpretation

Aiding in the diagnosis of brain metastases of testicular cancer or extragonadal intracerebral germ cell tumors.

CPT Codes

84702

Contacts

Last Updated

8/3/2022

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