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Serial HCG Levels and Viable Intrauterine Pregnancy

Specialty:

Obstetrics & Gynecology
Clinical Laboratory

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Description:

During the first trimester of pregnancy, the serum HCG rises exponentially, with an increase of at least 66% every two days. With a nonviable pregnancy, the increase over time is less due to decreased production. Comparison in the rise of serial specimens can help decide if the pregnancy is progressing normally or not.

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