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Doctor insights on: Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (H Cg) Serum

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Is human chorionic gonadotropin only produced if pregnant?

Is human chorionic gonadotropin only produced if pregnant?

Pretty Much: Hcg is also produced by molar pregnancies and choriocarcinoma, a type of cancer that is similar to pregnancy tissue. Outside of these, its just pregnancy. ...Read more

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Serum is the component of blood that does not contain cells or clotting factors. It does contain electrolytes an ...Read more


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Does quantitative beta hCG use serum to detect hCG in blood?

Does quantitative beta hCG use serum to detect hCG in blood?

Yes: Serum is the part of blood. It is the liquid part left when blood clots and is centrifuged . Many 'blood' tests, including beta HCG are done on serum. ...Read more

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Does the human chorionic gonadotropin (hcg) hormone work to lose weight?

Does the human chorionic gonadotropin (hcg) hormone work to lose weight?

Actually, no.: This probably would not work to lose weight. It goes up in the beginning of pregnancy, peaks and falls slightly by term. When it goes up, the mother increases in weight and the baby also grows, so it is unlikely that this would result in or enhance weight loss. As of december 6, 2011, the fda has prohibited the sale of "homeopathic" and otc HCG diet products and declared them illegal. ...Read more

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Is hCG secreted at implantation?

Is hCG secreted at implantation?

Yes: Once the fertilized ovum makes a connection with the lining of the womb 'post physical connection' HCG is present in the mother's blood stream and excreted in the urine. ...Read more

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Progesterone and hCG levels early pregnancy after ivf?

Progesterone and hCG levels early pregnancy after ivf?

Ok: Most ivf clinics only measure HCG levels approximately 9 days after a day 5 embryo transfer. However, some clinics feel that the combination of HCG levels and Progesterone levels have a more predictive value of a good pregnancy than HCG levels alone. Personally, we only measure hcg. Hope this helps and good luck. ...Read more

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Whats the test for alpha-fetoprotein estriol human chronic gonadotropin inhibin a ?

Whats the test for alpha-fetoprotein estriol human chronic gonadotropin inhibin a ?

Quad Screen: This non-invasive prenatal screening blood (serum) test is done around 12 weeks gestation to see if the fetus may have down's syndrome (trisomy 21) or trisomy 18. It is often combined with a transvaginal ultrasound for better accuracy. This test is not diagnostic. If the screening test is worrisome, then an amniocentesis is usually recommended. ...Read more

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PCOS?? Antimullerian 2.10 ng/ml Estradiol 109 pg/ml FSH 3.23 mIU/ml Inhibin B 161.0 pg/ml LH 5.82 mIU/ml

PCOS?? Antimullerian 2.10 ng/ml  Estradiol 109 pg/ml  FSH  3.23 mIU/ml  Inhibin B 161.0 pg/ml  LH 5.82 mIU/ml

PCOS: PCOS is diagnosed by 1) irregular periods, 2) high androgen levels (such as testosterone), and/or 3) many small ovarian follicle cysts, usually seen on ultrasound. These criteria are the Rotterdam/ESHRE diagnostic criteria, the Androgen excess Society has a similar but slightly different criterion. None of the tests you have listed are used for diagnosing PCOS. I hope this helps, good wishes. ...Read more

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Human chronic gonadotophins in pregnancy?

Human chronic gonadotophins in pregnancy?

Question?: Not sure what the question is. Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is the hormone produced after implantation. It is the hormone detected on a pregnancy test and is sometimes monitored to determine the viability of a pregnancy that is in questions. I hope that helps-- if that isn't what your looking for, let me know. ...Read more

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What are quantitative hCG blood tests?

What are quantitative hCG blood tests?

Hormone test: Human chorionic gonadotrophic hormone is generally increased in pregnancy and serves as the basis of pregnancy tests. Quantitative HCG tests also provide information about the health of the placenta. High HCG levels are also seen in some tumors of the ovary and testes. ...Read more

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What is the test for: alpha-fetoprotein, estriol. Human chronic gonadotropin, inhibin a ?

What is the test for: alpha-fetoprotein, estriol. Human chronic gonadotropin, inhibin a ?

QUAD screen.: Historically performed between 16-20 weeks, the maternal serum quadruple screen (quad) is likely to fall by the wayside now that cell-free fetal dna can actually be tested from the maternal blood (maternit21 and others). Quad is a screening - not diagnostic - test. ...Read more

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Do hCG levels rise with a blighted ovum?

Do hCG levels rise with a blighted ovum?

Sometimes: Usually they do rise up to a certain point. Sometimes they rise even after the abnormality of found. And other times the hormones plateau or start to decrease a bit. Can vary. ...Read more

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What Lowers HGH Human Growth Hormone Levels ?

What Lowers HGH Human Growth Hormone Levels ?

Low HGH: The origin of adult low HGH may be congenital or acquired. The most common cause of low HGH (representing two-thirds of cases) are pituitary and parasellar tumors, for 15% of cases, the cause is unknown, and about 20% of cases are from extrapituitary tumors, and 5% from infiltrative or inflammatory lesions. Also, as we age, the levels of HGH decrease. ...Read more

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When does the drug chorionic gonadotropin show up in urine pregnancy tests?

When does the drug chorionic gonadotropin show up in urine pregnancy tests?

It depends: Each otc urine pregnancy test has a different threshhold at which the test will convert to positive which is rarely zero, but a much higher HCG level.. The manufacturer's raise that level to avoid a lot of false positive tests. ...Read more

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Does the hCG diet (using injections) effect the beta hCG in a quantatative blood test?

Does the hCG diet (using injections) effect the beta hCG in a quantatative blood test?

Beta HCG : A very good question. The pills and injections given in the "hcg diet" will cause blood and urine levels of bhcg to rise. However, two measurements, a week or more apart, should differentiate between pregnancy ( where the levels will rise predictably) and diet drugs, assuming you are taking a constant dose for the diet treatments. ...Read more

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Hcg levels in ovarian cancer?

Hcg levels in ovarian cancer?

Usually none: Only a primary ovarian choriocarcinoma, or some dysgerminomas, will produce hcg. ...Read more

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Is a IgG quantitative test same as the serum protein electrophoresis test?

Is a IgG quantitative test same as the serum protein electrophoresis test?

Blood tests: They are two different separate blood tests, spep serum protein electrophoresis test is a screening test for plasma cell disorders like mgus, smoldering or full blown myeloma and quantitative igg is a blood test to quantify the amount of igg in blood. Usually more than 3 grams is significant in blood. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of human chorionic gonadotropin (hcg) ?

What are the side effects of human chorionic gonadotropin (hcg) ?

Ovulation: Hcg is a benign medication for most women. Ovulation is triggered with its use. There can be rare allergic reactions or burning with injection. ...Read more

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