Beta HCG – pregnancy related, Plasma

Diagnostic Use

Human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) is a glycoprotein hormone produced by placental trophoblast cells. hCG is detectable in plasma approximately 10 days after conception and increases markedly over the first trimester of pregnancy, peaking at approximately 8-10 weeks before decreasing to lower (but still measurable) concentrations throughout the remainder of the pregnancy.

Indications for testing
- Confirming the presence/absence of a pregnancy
- Monitoring a threatened pregnancy
- Investigation of gestational trophoblastic disease and germ cell tumours (see hCG - tumour marker for more info).


Core Biochemistry

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BHCG - pregnancy test
HCG - pregnancy test
Human chorionic gonadotrophin - pregnancy related
Pregnancy related HCG
Pregnancy test

Turnaround Time

3 hours

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