Evaluation of a new pregnancy test claiming β-subunit specificity

S. K. Isikoff, F. Civantos, M. J. Deforge

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A new hemagglutination-inhibition tube test for human chorionic gonadotropin said to be β-subunit specific was compared with a widely used similar test that is not β-specific. Also compared were the latex agglutination-inhibition slide test from the same manufacturer, along with a similar non-β-subunit specific slide test. Although the new tube test showed good sensitivity, false-positives still occurred in the perimenopausal age group. (Key words: Pregnancy test; Human chorionic gonadotropin.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)98-100
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of clinical pathology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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