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Serum HCG  or beta-HCG testing

Much of the testing for this agent is by EIA methods. There can be false positive elevations.

Situations causing elevated levels:

  1. anti-mouse heterophile antibodies present in the patient (human anti-mouse antibodies...HAMA)...consistently elevated1

  2. pregnancy

  3. gestational trophoblastic disease

Situations associated with non-elevated levels:

References:

  1. Nov. 2001 Abbott Labs notice-to-doctors letter

 
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