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hCG Tumor Marker

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Also known as: Quantitative hCG; Beta hCG; Total hCG; Total beta hCG
Formal name: Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, quantitative

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At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To help diagnose and monitor gestational trophoblastic disease or germ cell tumors

When to Get Tested?

When your symptoms suggest gestational trophoblastic disease or germ cell tumors; to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment for these conditions; to monitor for recurrence

Sample Required?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?