Navarro Medical Clinic
Dr. Efren Navarro, MD
HCG Sample Preparation
Interpretation of Readings
Frequently Asked Questions
There is NO KIT provided by the Navarro Medical Clinic to prepare for the specimen. All of the necessary materials are household items and can be purchased from the pharmacy or hardware or paint store. Please see (the link for HCG Specimen Preparation.)
You can let the urine sit for a few hours before testing. It is best to work on it as soon as it has been collected since some patients tend to forget this in the fridge and may end up leaving the specimen in the fridge for more than 24 hours without mixing and this affects the testing status of the specimen. A new one will need to be collected.
Before pouring the mixtures over the filter, throw off half of the mixture without disturbing the sediments at the bottom. Then shake the rest of the mixture until the sediments gets blended with the liquid mixture. Then pour the mixture gently into the filter paper. There may be a situation when you will need to scoop up the sediments from the container, use a sterile spoon.
YES, it is OK
NO, create a new one. By the time it reaches the clinic it could be a month since it was created. Note that the specimen is ONLY GOOD FOR A MONTH.
Normally it takes 2 Ĺ - 3 weeks, you will obtain the test results thru your email. And for those without any email address, 4-5 weeks.
Use the First Class International Air Mail.
You can include a note with your payment requesting an acknowledgment of the receipt with your email address, Patient Name and Address.
You can send the specimen and your payment at the same day. Most of the time the payment is received before the specimen. The clinic is well aware and updated about the payment and your specimen is processed accordingly.
YES and please state the Patientís names.
There are several methods acceptable. Please see our page on Payment Methods
If after 3 weeks you have not received any response from the clinic, please email to test.result@NavarroMedicalClinic.com stating when the specimen was sent, Patient Name and Address. You can also check your Junk Mail Folder or Spam Folder. It is possible that the email response was placed into those folders.
Yes, it does matter because seminal fluid can contaminate the urine and it takes at least two weeks for the uterus to clean itself of seminal fluid. Of course, abstinence from sexual activity will prevent seminal contamination.
It takes at least 7 to 12 days for the female genital tract to clear seminal fluid and if the sample was taken 3 days after sexual contact, it may cause a false positive result. One cannot tell whether the HCG is coming from the cancer cell or the seminal fluid. In men, it takes a shorter time to clear the passage ways, at least 2 to 3 days. I have seen one patient submitting his urine less than a day from sexual contact and the result came out positive. Thus if the man has cancer, one cannot tell if the HCG is coming from the cancer or seminal fluid.
It is still an index of +4 because the result is still above 50 IU. An index of +4 means that the result is above 50 IU and is positive. An index of +/-3 means that the result is below 50 IU and is essentially negative. Levels can reach up to 10,000 int. units or more especially in testicular cancer, some uterine cancers (H mole and choriocarcinoma) and germ cell tumor. However, most other cancers including thymic cancers have results anywhere from 50 to 80 or 90 IU. The test cannot stage the cancer but when done serially like once a month, one can monitor the progress of the condition. Patients in remission have readings below 50 IU.
The Navarro HCG Test uses urine as the specimen. In serum HCG testing, blood is used. Sometimes, the serum test can have negative result. This may be explained by the fact that when the HCG molecules travel to the liver, enzymes act on them and fragment the HCG molecules. The reagent is usually for the whole HCG molecule and the reagent may not be able to identify the HCG due to its fragmented nature. As for the Navarro HCG Test, the kidney is able to pool a higher amount of whole HCG molecules and when the urine sample is tested using the whole molecule reagent, the result is usually positive.