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A new, more sensitive tube test for pregnancy evaluated with a selected hospital population.
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PMID:  984145     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A new tube test for pregnancy, having a sensitivity of 0.5 I.U. of human chorionic gonadotropin per milliliter, was evaluated, along with two other commercially available kits, in a hospital patient population. Of 586 patients in the study, 302 were in nonobstetric services and many were acutely ill. Approximately one fourth of the women were age 40 or older. The medical records of 66% of the patients were retrieved to obtain information on the drugs administered prior to pregnancy testing. A small number of problems did occur in the pregnancy test procedures. Inconclusive results were recorded for both pregnant and nonpregnant patients and could not be correlated with disease states and/or medications. The importance of a reagent control for tube test procedures is discussed.
L Lang; A M Reiss; L Smith; M Kerber
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  126     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  1976 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-01-03     Completed Date:  1977-01-03     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  693-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Chorionic Gonadotropin / urine
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Pregnancy Tests, Immunologic*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Chorionic Gonadotropin

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