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What are beta levels?

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Dr. M Gray-Swain
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: That depends

That depends on a lot.
In the world of obgyn, it usually refers to the hormone produced when a woman is pregnant. We follow it sometimes to help determine if a pregnancy is normal or not early in the pregnancy. Sometimes it is tested in rare cancers or abnormal molar pregnancies as well. Other hormones may be refer to as betas in other fields of medicine as well.

In brief: That depends

That depends on a lot.
In the world of obgyn, it usually refers to the hormone produced when a woman is pregnant. We follow it sometimes to help determine if a pregnancy is normal or not early in the pregnancy. Sometimes it is tested in rare cancers or abnormal molar pregnancies as well. Other hormones may be refer to as betas in other fields of medicine as well.
Dr. M Gray-Swain
Dr. M Gray-Swain
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Part of hCG

The pregnancy hormone molecule is made up of more than one part.
The beta subunit of the HCG is definitive molecule for the pregnancy hormone. Some other hormones may cross react with a pregnancy test - but not if the test is only looking for the beta subunit.

In brief: Part of hCG

The pregnancy hormone molecule is made up of more than one part.
The beta subunit of the HCG is definitive molecule for the pregnancy hormone. Some other hormones may cross react with a pregnancy test - but not if the test is only looking for the beta subunit.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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