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Serum progesterone levels as an aid in the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3737064     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Progesterone levels in 29 women with ectopic pregnancies and 20 women with early intrauterine pregnancies were evaluated using a new direct radioimmunoassay that offers results within four hours. Patients with normal intrauterine pregnancies had serum progesterone levels greater than 20 ng/mL (mean = 30.9 ng/mL) while all patients with ectopic pregnancies had progesterone levels less than 15 ng/mL (mean = 5.7 ng/mL). The incorporation of the progesterone assay into the workup of a patient with suspected ectopic pregnancy can be a useful clinical adjunct to the conventional methods of evaluation.
C P Matthews; P B Coulson; R A Wild
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  68     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1986 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-09-17     Completed Date:  1986-09-17     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  390-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Chorionic Gonadotropin / blood
Gestational Age
Pregnancy, Ectopic / blood,  diagnosis*
Progesterone / blood*
Radioimmunoassay / methods
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Chorionic Gonadotropin; 57-83-0/Progesterone

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