A POSITIVE HCG rate in humans is compatible with the presence of a germinal cell tumour

A POSITIVE HCG rate in humans is compatible with the presence of a germinal cell tumour.

BETA HCG
HCG (hormone chorionic hormone) is the pregnancy hormone. This test measures a very specific part of hcg in the blood, its beta sub-unit. The Beta-HCG test is used for diagnosis and follow-up of pregnancy (ectopic pregnancy, that is to say pregnancy in which the fertilized egg is implant and develops outside the uterus, risk of false layer), Diseases of the placenta (trophoblastic disease such as hydatiformes piers) and germinal tumours (ovaries or testes).

Beta-HCG is detected within a few days after fertilization. Blood levels typically double every two days during the first four weeks of pregnancy, then about every 3,5 days to 6 weeks. Hcg rate drops quickly as a result of birth or fake and should be detected in a few weeks. If Beta-HCG levels do not become invisible, this may indicate that HCG-producing tissue is still present and that a curettage could be indicated.

A POSITIVE HCG rate in men and out of pregnancy in women is compatible with the presence of a germinal cell tumour. Lower Beta-HCG rates indicate that the tumour responds to treatment while stable or increasing rates indicate that the tumour does not respond. The increase in rates after treatment may indicate a repeat of the disease.