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Viral Hemorrhagic Fever (VHF) Beta HCG, Quantitative - Blood

Source Blood
Mnemonic

WBBHCG

Specimen Requirements

Lithium Heparin Whole Blood or 2 dry lithium heparin syringes
Do not centrifuge tube.

Minimum sample 300 µL Lithium Heparin Whole Blood

VHF chemistry panels (WBCMP and WBLPP), blood gases, ionized calcium, lactate, BHCG and Troponin I can all be performed on 1mL lithium heparin whole blood.

Specimen Handling Sample must be analyzed within 60 minutes of collection.
Additional Information

If Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) or other viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF) is suspected, the ordering physician MUST contact the local zone Medical Officer of Health by the fastest means possible. ANY and ALL laboratory testing for patients with suspected EVD of VHF MUST be coordinated and approved through the local zone Medical Officer of Health.

CLS staff: Refer to the VHF Documents section of the BCERP manual for enhanced safety procedures.

Testing Location Chemistry-ACH, SHC
Testing Frequency Daily
Alternate Name(s)

Reference Interval

Male and non-pregnant female: 0 - 5 IU/L

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