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Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a peptide hormone produced in pregnancy, that is made by the embryo soon after conception and later by the syncytiotrophoblast (part of the placenta). Its role is to prevent the disintegration of the corpus luteum of the ovary and thereby maintain progesterone production that is critical for a pregnancy in humans. hCG may have additional functions, including affecting the immune tolerance of the pregnancy. Early pregnancy testing generally is based on the detection or measurement of hCG. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Choriogonadotropin (Wikipedia)

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Article Clinical ChemistryCopyright Copyright © 2009 American Association for Clinical Chemistry. Zhimin C , Robert R. Are Laboratories Reporting Serum Quantitative hCG Results Correctly? Clinical Chemistry 2008; 54:761-764. Link to article

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zh-CN Chinese (China) 绒毛膜促性腺激素
Synonyms: CG;HCG;人绒毛膜促性腺激素;人绒毛膜促性腺激素;Human chorionic gonadotropin;人绒膜促性腺激素;妊娠试验;妊娠试验;Pregnancy test;早早孕试验;总 CG;总 HCG;总绒毛膜促性腺激素;早早孕试验;绒毛膜促性腺激素;Chorionic gonadotropin;绒毛膜促性腺激素总量;绒膜促性腺激素
fr-CA French (Canada) Gonadotrophine chorionique humaine
Synonyms: HCG
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Koorioni gonadotropiin
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Gonadotropina corionica
it-IT Italian (Italy) Coriogonadotropina
el-GR Greek (Greece) Χοριακή γοναδοτροπίνη
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Koriogonadotropin
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Хориогонадотропин
Synonyms: Хорионический гонадотропин
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) choriongonadotrofine
Synonyms: HCG
fr-BE French (Belgium) Gonadotrophine chorionique humaine
Synonyms: HCG