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HCG - qualitative - serum

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Alternative Names

Beta-HCG in blood serum - qualitative; Human chorionic gonadotrophin - serum - qualitative; Pregnancy test - blood - qualitative; Serum HCG - qualitative; HCG in blood serum - qualitative


Normal Values
  • 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

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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.

A.D.A.M., Inc. is accredited by URAC, also known as the American Accreditation HealthCare Commission (www.urac.org)