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What does a bhcg blood test determine besides pregnancy?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: Used in several ways

Free beta HCG can be used for screening first trimester pregnancies for fetal aneuploidy (e.
g. Down syndrome), to diagnose ectopic pregnancy, to monitor molar pregnancy response to treatment with chemotherapy and as a tumor marker for some rare malignancies.

In brief: Used in several ways

Free beta HCG can be used for screening first trimester pregnancies for fetal aneuploidy (e.
g. Down syndrome), to diagnose ectopic pregnancy, to monitor molar pregnancy response to treatment with chemotherapy and as a tumor marker for some rare malignancies.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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