Beta human chorionic gonadotropin levels in cul-de-sac blood of patients with ectopic pregnancies

I. H. Thorneycroft, D. Watson, E. Katz, W. S.A. Wun

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Abstract

hCG levels in cul-de-sac and peripheral blood in patients with ectopic pregnancies were studied. hCG levels were significantly higher in the cul-de-sac blood than in peripheral blood (P < 0.01). The high hCG level in the cul-de-sac blood was not due to interference by proteolytic enzymes in cul-de-sac blood since the protease inhibitors, aprotinin and phenylmethylsulfony fluoride, did not alter the RIA results from cul-de-sac samples, nor did Con-A chromatography of the samples. Assay of cul-de-sac blood samples for hCG may increase the sensitivity of diagnosing ectopic pregnancies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)166-167
Number of pages2
JournalFertility and sterility
Volume49
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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