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TEST ITEMS

THE GENERATION DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM

hCG

Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a glycoprotein hormone secreted by the developing placenta shortly after implantation. hCG can be detected in the urine and serum of pregnant women as early as 6 to 15 days after conception.
The concentration of hCG increases to 50 mIU/ml one week post implantation and reaches to about 100 mIU/ml at the time of the first missed menstrual period and the peak at 100,000-200,000 mIU/ml at the first trimester.

References

  • 1. Braunstein GD, JL Vaitukaitis, PP Carbone, GT Ross “Ectopic production of human chorionic gonadotropin by neoplasms”, Ann. Intern Med. 1973; 78(1): 39-45.
  • 2. Steier JA, P Bergsjo, OL Myking “Human chorionic gonadotropin in maternal plasma after induced abortion, spontaneous abortion and removed ectopic pregnancy”, Obstet. Gynecol. 1984; 64(3): 391-394.
  • 3. Lenton EA, LM Neal, R Sulaiman “Plasma concentration of human chorionic gonadotropin from the time of implantation until the second week of pregnancy”, Fertil. Steril. 1982; 37(6): 773-778.
  • 4. Batzer FR. “Hormonal evaluation of early pregnancy”, Fertil. Steril. 1980; 34(1): 1-13

ichroma™

Compatible Device ichroma™ I/II
Detection Range 2~3,000 mIU/mL
Sample Type Serum, Plasma
CV <10%
Comparability 0.984
Reaction Time 15Min

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