hCG Information and Side Effects
HCG may stand for
... Why get tested?
To confirm and monitor pregnancy or to diagnose trophoblastic disease or germ cell tumors
When to get tested?
As early as 10 days after a missed menstrual period (some methods can detect hCG even earlier, at one week after conception) or if a doctor thinks that your symptoms suggest ectopic pregnancy, a failing pregnancy, trophoblastic disease, or germ cell tumors
A urine sample collected first thing in the morning or a blood sample drawn from a vein in the arm
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HCG may stand for Human chorionic gonadotropin (usually abbreviated with a ...
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