BETA-HUMAN CHORIONIC GONADOTROPIN, BODY FLUID (TUMOR MARKER) (FBH)
: FBH, CSF, HCG
: Not established
: Sterile plastic LP tube
: 1 mL CSF
: 2 mL CSF
: 1 mL CSF
: Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 2 months
Reasons for Rejection
: Urine, Amniotic fluid, or any other wrong specimen type
: 1 day
: Beta-hCG in CSF may assist in the diagnosis and monitoring of germ cell tumors. This testing is NOT indicated for pregnant women and/or amniotic fluid samples.
: This test requires approval from a medical director. The performance characteristics of the Beckman Coulter beta-hCG assay have not been validated in CSF. This test is FDA approved, but not for use in CSF.
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