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Pregnancy Test

About This Test

Department: Microbiology, Virology and Molecular Microbiology

Requirement: A first morning urine sample is recommended but a sample collected at any time of the day is suitable

Turnaround Time: Usually same day

Detection of beta-HCG in urine as indicator of pregnancy

Other Comments:

Collection container (including preservatives): Samples must be collected in a clean and dry container. Transport specimens in sealed plastic bags

Special instructions - Relevant clinical data and details of last menstrual period should be provided:

Specimen transport: Samples may be stored at  2-8oC for up to 72hrs