Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

BHCG Test in Kenya

Brief Description

it is a blood test that measures the amount of human chorionic gonadotrophin in blood

Synonyms

hcg quantitative

Patient Preparation

The patient should avoid taking biotin supplements at least 72 to sample collection

Sample Type

serum or plasma

Sample volume

1ml with a minimum volume of 0.7ml

Sample collection Container

Gel-barrier"," red-top or green top tube (lithium heparin). Avoid using EDTA"," oxalate or citrate p

Sample collection instructions

transfer separated serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube if a red top tube is used.

Sample storage

Store sample at room temperature

Reference range

male 0-3 mIU/ml"," female:nonpregnant 0-5","menopausal 0-8"," pregnant variable across gestational p

Results Turnaround

within 24 hours of receipt of samples

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

useful in early detection of pregnancy