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Test Code 5267 HCG - Tumor Marker

Specimen Containers and Fixatives

NorthShore Lab Services: Gold Top Tube (SST)

Hospital setting: Light Green Top Tube with lithium heparin (PST)


Specimen Required

NorthShore Lab Services: draw 1.5 mL (1.3 min) blood, centrifuge and submit 0.6 mL (0.5 min) refrigerated serum

Hospital setting: submit 1.5 mL (1.3 min) blood

Client Special Instructions

For use in the diagnosis and monitoring of tumors. For the diagnosis and monitoring of pregnancy use test Beta HCG, Quantitative, Total, test code 4943.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed


Monday – Friday, 3 days

Reference Values

: < 2 mIU/mL Female
Premenopausal, nonpregnant: <1.0 mIU/L

Postmenopausal: <7.0 mIU/L

Method Name

Electrochemiluminescense Immunoassay (ECLIA), sandwich

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information



Patient should avoid biotin containing supplements for 8 – 12 hours before the blood sample is collected.