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Laboratory Bulletin
Date:
January 30, 2014
To:
North Zone – Former Aspen Region
Physicians, Nurse Managers, Educators and Practitioners, Laboratory Managers and
Supervisors
From:
AHS Laboratory Services - North Zone
Re:
Transition to QuickVue One-Step Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) Urine Pregnancy
Test Kit
PLEASE POST OR DISTRIBUTE AS WIDELY AS APPROPRIATE
Key Messages:
Effective February 5, 2014, several Hospital laboratories in the former Aspen Region will be switching
from the current QuickVue One-Step hCG Combo (serum/urine) qualitative pregnancy test kit to the
QuickVue One-Step hCG Urine qualitative pregnancy test kit. This transition is due to recent provincial
contract standardization.
A positive concentration cutoff (25 IU/mL) will be used for the urine only test kit. This is a minor change
from the current combo test kit (20 IU/mL).
Specific gravity is performed and reported on urines with negative hCG results.
Nursing units will order the hCG pregnancy test kits from their local CPSM (hospital stores). A new
procedure and the manufacturer’s quick reference “Procedure Card” will be provided with the first kit.
Hospital laboratories switching to the QuickVue One-Step hCG Urine Test Kit include:
Athabasca HCC
Elk Point HCC
St. Therese HCC – St. Paul
Barrhead HCC
George MacDougall HCC- Smoky Lake
Swan Hills HCC
Bonnyville HCC
Hinton HCC
Wabasca-Desmarais HCC
Boyle HCC
Mayerthorpe HCC
Westlock HCC
Cold Lake HCC
Seton Healthcare Centre - Jasper
Whitecourt HCC
Edson HCC
Slave Lake HCC
William J.Cadzow HCC - Lac La Biche
Action Required:
Review the QuickVue One-Step hCG Urine Test Kit procedure. Some important changes to the urine only
test kit include:
 Test cassette requires only three drops of urine
 Test cassette has only one read window and one sample port
 A valid result is indicated by a blue horizontal line in the C (Control) area of the read window
 A positive result is indicated by a pink-to-red Test (T) Line along with a blue Control (C) Line
 A new positive concentration cutoff (25 IU/mL)
Please continue to use the former kits and procedure until the stock is exhausted.
.Inquiries and feedback may be directed to:
Carolyn O’Hara, MD, FRCPC at: 780-407-3477 or email: [email protected]
This bulletin has been reviewed and approved by:
Dr. Carolyn O’Hara, Deputy Zone Clinical Department Head, Diagnostic Health – Laboratory & Pathology,
North Zone
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