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is hooks effect seen in quantitative beta hcg blood test? does it have to be diluted to check if high levels if present?

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Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
No: The effect is only seen in some one step HCG urine tests. Serum quantitative tests are not subject to the effect.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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