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what are quantitative hcg blood tests?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
HCG levels.: The quantitative HCG is a measurement of the amount of pregnancy hormone in the blood. A qualitative HCG is simply a test to detect the presence of the pregnancy hormone - it does not indicate how much hormone is present, which relates to how advanced a pregnancy may be. The urine pregnancy test is qualitative - a blood test can be either qualitative or quantitative.
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