Clinics and Departments

Laboratory Services

Lab Dept:

Urine/Stool

Test Name:

PRE-PROCEDURAL PREGNANCY TEST

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

UHCGP

Synonyms:

HCG Point of Care Testing; HCG POCT; Pregnancy Screening Test; Pregnancy Test, Preoperative/Preprocedural

CPT Codes:

84703 – Gonadotropin, chorionic (hCG); qualitative

Test Includes:

Pregnancy screening testing performed as Point of Care Testing and reported as positive or negative.

Logistics

Test Indications:

It is the policy of Children’s Hospitals and Clinics that female patients who are 12 years old or have begun menstruating have a pregnancy screening prior to the onset of general anesthesia, procedural sedation, MRI contrast, teratogenic drugs and chemotherapy. This testing is done to minimize the risk of potential adverse effects on a developing fetus.

Lab Testing Sections:

Urine/Stool

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6280

STP Lab: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

Within 5 minutes

Special Instructions:

● Prior to the interventions listed under Test Indications, the patient/care giver/parent or legal guardian will be informed of the policy regarding pre-operative and pre-procedural pregnancy testing on female patients 12 years old or who have begun menstruating.
● Outpatient pregnancy screening should be ordered and reviewed by the primary physician who orders the test or procedure prior to the patient arriving at Children’s.
● If an inpatient is scheduled for surgery, it is the responsibility of the attending physician who carries out the pre-operative History and Physical to order the test.
● The pregnancy test does not need to be repeated if one was completed in the primary physician’s office within 7 days prior to the surgery/procedure.

See Organizational Policy and Procedural Manual, Policy Number 385.00 for more information.

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Urine

Container:

Urine cup

Draw Volume:

1 mL urine

Processed Volume:

0.5 mL urine

Collection:

Routine urine collection

Special Processing:

Label specimen appropriately

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

Unlabeled specimen or mislabeled specimen

Interpretive

Reference Range:

Negative

Critical Values:

Positive results will have immediate follow-up.

Limitations:

N/A

Methodology:

Monoclonal Antibody, Quick Vue One-Step hCG Combo TestŪ

References:

Children’s Hospitals and Clinics Organizational Policy and Procedure Manual, Policy 385.00, April 2005



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