urine pregnancy test using whole blood

3 Apr

NEAT IDEA:
–case report (link in references)

–drop of blood applied to urine HCG point-of-care test

–tested positive in the unstable ruptured ectopic patient who couldn’t pee just then

BOTTOM LINE:
–patient can’t/won’t pee, try some blood on the urine pregnancy test

–don’t know if there’s any potential for false +, but in a pinch with a crashing patient, might be worth a shot

Submitted by S. Lee.

Reference(s): article, picture

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One Response to “urine pregnancy test using whole blood”

  1. Karen July 11, 2013 at 12:54 #

    This would be off label use and change the test to high complexity. This practice could place your CLIA certificate in jeopardy

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