This exam is routinely performed in laboratories and did not exist as a PNCQ Proficiency Test.
After an extensive battery of tests with several brands of immunochromatographic diagnostic kits available on the market, the analyte was then included in the PRO-EX Basic Urinalysis Program.
And PRO-EX Participating Labs will not need to request any changes to their contracts, contracting is automatic and comes at no additional cost.
This is another novelty from PNCQ, always expanding its line of control samples and meeting the demands of the laboratory market for those who offer this test to their patients and can now also perform PNCQ External Quality Control.
The PRO-EX Basic Urinalysis with the BHCG constituent will be available from Lot 419 in July 2019.