human chorionic gonadotropin

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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
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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.
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Beta hCG level was significantly higher in surgery group compared to MTX group (p= 0.
It also has variegated presentation as in our case as abdominal pain with elevated beta HCG, mimicking an ectopic pregnancy.
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.
On the basis of beta hCG and TVS, results were categorised into non- pregnant with beta hCG Less than 5mIU/ml, preclinical abortion beta hCG Greater than 5 mIU/ml with no foetal cardiac activity on TVS, clinical pregnancy with beta hCG Greater than 5 mIU/ml and cardiac activity confirmed by TVS.
Outside the United States, double tests - AFP and free beta hCG - are quite popular.
Fetal demise with placental hydropic change: beta HCG levels are invariably low in this case.
First trimester biochemical screening for Down syndrome: free beta hCG versus intact hCG.
The women had a blood test for beta hCG before taking the mifepristone and were given a laboratory requistion form for a second test at a testing facility close to their homes.
Several studies have been done throughout the world to detect the syndrome in early weeks by free beta hCG and PAPP-A and Nuchal Translucency (NT) measurements.
In the same maternal plasma, we also measured the human chorionic gonadotropin-[beta] (hCG[beta]) concentration using the Ball ELSA Free Beta HCG reagent set (CIS Bio International).
Free Beta hCG is a peptide hormone produced in the early stage of pregnancy that is widely recognized as a critical biomarker for first-trimester prenatal risk assessment.