human chorionic gonadotropin

(redirected from Beta HCG)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.

human chorionic gonadotropin

(HCG): see gonadotropic hormonegonadotropic hormone
or gonadotropin,
any one of three glycoprotein (see protein) hormones released by either the anterior pituitary gland or the placenta (the organ in which maternal and fetal blood exchange nutrients and waste products) that have various effects upon
..... Click the link for more information.
.

human chorionic gonadotropin

[′hyü·mən kȯr·ē′än·ik gō‚nad·ə′trō·pən]
(biochemistry)
A gonadotropic and luteotropic hormone secreted by the chorionic vesicle. Abbreviated HCG. Also known as chorionic gonadotropin.
References in periodicals archive ?
We are encouraged to see clinical data that show the ability of our APC technology to deliver the Beta hCG antigen to targeted dendritic cells and generate the desired immune response," said Robert F.
The presence of Beta hCG in these cancers correlates with a poor clinical outcome, suggesting that this molecule may contribute to tumor growth.
free beta hCG and serum pregnancy associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A), in conjunction with evaluation of a sonographic marker (nuchal translucency), offers the hope of better risk assessment earlier in pregnancy.
Free beta hCG is the sole biochemical marker presently known to be useful in both first and second trimester screenings.
It provides a leading position in free Beta hCG measurement in the U.
Our future plans include the introduction of the free Beta hCG biomarker, which is used throughout Europe, on PerkinElmer's proprietary platforms, further extending our maternal health solutions.
Down's syndrome screening in multiple pregnancies using alpha fetoprotein and free beta hCG.
The influence of gravidity on Down's syndrome screening with free beta hCG.
The joint statement also said, "All the other 56 vials tests were found to be negative for beta HCG, including those with batch numbers corresponding to the three vials that tested positive.
Gansler added other forms of cancer may also emit beta hCG, which may also cause a positive pregnancy test result.
Reference Levels of Serum Last Menstrual Period Serum Beta hCG Levels 3 weeks 5-50 mlU/ml 4 weeks 5-426 mlU/ml 5 weeks 18-7,340 mlU/ml 6 weeks 1,080-56,500 mlU/ml 7-8 weeks 7,650-229,000 mlU/ml 9-12 weeks 25,700-288,000 mlU/ml 13-16 weeks 13,300-254,000 mlU/ml 17-24 weeks 4,060-165, 400 mIU/ml 25-40 weeks 3,640-117,000 mIU/ml Nonpregnant women <5.