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Use of a rapid hCG-beta-subunit radioimmunoassay in acute gynaecological emergencies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6101628     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) was measured by a rapid and sensitive radioimmunoassay in 100 female patients with lower abdominal pain attending an emergency department. Of the 24 subjects with a positive result, 22 had evidence of pregnancy (ectopic or uterine). Of the 76 patients with negative results, 3 had some evidence of pregnancy. This test may be of considerable practical value in the differential diagnosis of acute abdominal emergencies in women of reproductive age.
M Seppälä; K Tontti; T Ranta; U H Stenman; T Chard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lancet     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0140-6736     ISO Abbreviation:  Lancet     Publication Date:  1980 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-04-23     Completed Date:  1980-04-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985213R     Medline TA:  Lancet     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  165-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Spontaneous / diagnosis
Acute Disease
Chorionic Gonadotropin / blood*
Diagnosis, Differential
Endometriosis / diagnosis
Genital Diseases, Female / diagnosis*
Ovarian Cysts / diagnosis
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease / diagnosis
Pregnancy Tests, Immunologic / methods*
Pregnancy, Ectopic / diagnosis
Radioimmunoassay / methods*
Rupture, Spontaneous
Uterine Hemorrhage / diagnosis
Uterine Neoplasms / diagnosis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Chorionic Gonadotropin

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