Molar Mass Of Insulin

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Alternative Names

HPL; Human chorionic somatomammotropin; HCS


Normal Values

A rising HPL value during pregnancy is normal.


What abnormal results mean

Abnormal results may be a sign of abnormal (usually insufficient) placenta function.

HPL values are decreased with:

  • Toxemia
  • Aborting hydatidiform mole
  • Choriocarcinoma
  • Placental insufficiency

HPL values are increased with:

  • Multiple pregnancies (twins or more)
  • Placental site trophoblastic tumor
  • Intact molar pregnancy
  • Diabetes
  • Rh incompatibility

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