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DRG HCG, beta, 96 Wells
HCG, beta, 96 Wells
HCG, beta, 96 Wells

DRG HCG, beta, 96 Wells
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Manufacturer: DRG International Inc.
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HCG, beta, 96 Wells

Intended Use

The DRG β-HCG ELISA Kit is an enzyme immunoassay for the measurement of total human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG and -hCG) in serum.

Summary and Explanation

Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) is a glycoprotein hormone which is normally produced by the placenta during pregnancy. After conception, the hCG concentration increases rapidly to reach a peak near the end of the first trimester. High concentrations are observed throughout pregnancy. After delivery, hCG levels fall rapidly and become undetectable after a few days.

Structurally intact hCG molecules are composed of an alpha and a beta subunit. The alpha subunit is nearly identical to the alpha subunits of other glycoprotein hormones, such as Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), Luteinizing Hormone (LH), and Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH): The differences in the beta subunit of the respective hormones account for their biological specificity and immunochemical distinctiveness. Monoclonal antibodies recognizing unique sites on the beta chain of the -hCG/hCG molecule are essential for differentiation between hCG and LH, FSH and TSH.

Specific assays for beta-hCG permit the early detection of pregnancy. In addition to the elevated hCG levels during pregnancy, high concentrations of hCG/hCG may be associated with neoplasms of trophoblastic and nontrophoblastic origin such as hydatiform mole, chorionepithelioma, embryonal cell carcinoma,seminoma and many others.

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