If serum is used, a phlebotomist or nurse collects the blood specimen. A laboratory scientist, nurse, physician assistant, or physician can perform the pregnancy test. The result should be reported to the physician who orders the test. Quantitative hCG tests are ordered and interpret ed by a physician and performed by a clinical laboratory scientist, CLS(NCA)/medical technologist, MT(ASCP) or clinical laboratory technician CLT(NCA)/medical lab oratory technician MLT(ASCP).
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