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Blood Test Information

HCG (Molar)
(a.k.a Hydatidiform beta HCG)
minimum sample volume required ~ 5ml

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Tube type: SST

Special instructions
Sent away to Clinical Biochemistry and Medical Oncology Laboratory, Charing Cross Hospital, London

Reference range

Turnaround Time
14 days

Department: Biochemistry

Clinical Application
The tissue of the hydatiform mole or trophoblastic tissue produces HCG, which can be found in the blood. Measurements of HCG can act as a measurement of tissue remaining after D&C


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