Title: Urine Pregnancy Test
Contact Number: 1-866-441-NCHS
Years of Content: 2009 - 2010
First Published: September, 2011
Access Constraints: None
Use Constraints: None
Geographic Coverage: National
Subject:A urine pregnancy test was performed on survey participants 8 years and older.
Record Source: NHANES 2009 - 2010
Survey Methodology: NHANES 2009 - 2010 is a stratified multistage probability sample of the civilian non-institutionalized population of the U.S.
Medium: NHANES Web site; SAS transport files
A urine test was performed on survey participants 8 years and older. If the urine pregnancy test was positive on any female participants aged 8 -17 years, the result was confirmed using a serum test. All positive test results excluded pregnant women from the DXA and cardiovascular fitness components of the mobile examination center.
A pregnancy test was completed on female participants aged 12–59 years and menstruating females aged 8–11 years. However, due to disclosure risks only females between 20 and 44 have urine pregnancy results in this file.
Urine and serum specimens were tested in the NHANES mobile examination centers. Detailed specimen collection and processing instructions are discussed in the NHANES Laboratory/Medical Technologists Procedures Manual (LPM).
The Icon 25 hCG test kit (Beckman Coulter) is a rapid chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in urine or serum to aid in the early detection of pregnancy. The test utilizes a combination of monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies to selectively detect elevated levels of hCG in urine or serum.
A detailed description of the laboratory method used can be found on the NHANES website.
Instructions on data processing and editing can be found on the NHANES website.
The NHANES quality control and quality assurance protocols (QA/QC) meet the 1988 Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act mandates. Detailed QA/QC instructions are discussed in the NHANES Laboratory/Medical Technologists Procedures Manual (LPM) . Read the General Documentation on Laboratory Data file for detailed QA/QC protocols.
A detailed description of the quality assurance and quality control procedures can be found on the NHANES website.
Exam sample weights should be used for analyses.
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