Beta-HCG in blood serum - qualitative; Human chorionic gonadotrophin - serum - qualitative; Pregnancy test - blood - qualitative; Serum HCG - qualitative; HCG in blood serum - qualitative
- The test is negative if you are not pregnant.
- The test is positive if you are pregnant.
What abnormal results mean
If your serum HCG is positive and you do not have a pregnancy properly implanted in the uterus, it may indicate:
Ectopic pregnancy Miscarriage
Testicular cancer(in men) Trophoblastic tumor Hydatidiform mole Ovarian cancer
Review Date: 11/21/2010
Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; Susan Storck, MD, FACOG, Chief, Eastside Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Redmond, Washington; Clinical Teaching Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.