Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

Chorionic gonadotrophin qualitative plus quantitative (HCG) Test in Kenya

Brief Description

it is a test that measures the amount of hCG in blood .

Synonyms

HCG beta subunit qualitative"," pregnancy test","

Patient Preparation

the patient should avoid taking biotin supplements at least 72 hours 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 to a plastic transport tube if a red top tube is used.

Sample storage

Store sample at room temperature

Reference range

negative:<6mIU/ml

Results Turnaround

within 24 hours of receipt of samples

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

it is associated with one week diagnosis of pregnancy. Elevated values indicate presence of chorionic carcinoma or multiple pregnancy.decreased values indicate ectopic pregnancy gestosis and missed abortion.