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Test ID: BHSF    
Beta-Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, Quantitative, Spinal Fluid

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

As an aid in the diagnosis of brain metastases of testicular cancer or extragonadal intracerebral germ cell tumors


Measurement of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is used as an adjunct in the diagnosis of central nervous system metastases or recurrence of tumor in patients with germ cell tumors.


Quantitation of the hCG in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) can be important in guiding treatment and monitoring response to treatment of these tumors.


Measurement of hCG in spinal fluid should not be the only parameter used to determine the presence of central nervous system metastases in patients with germ cell tumors.

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Electrochemiluminescent Immunoassay

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Chorionic Gonad Beta-Subunit QN,CSF

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Beta-HCG (Beta-Human Chorionic Gonadotropins)
CG (Chorionic Gonadotropins)
Chorionic Gonadotropins, Beta-Subunit (QN), Spinal Fluid
Gonadotropins, Chorionic
hCG, Beta Subunit (Chorionic Gonad)
Human Chorionic Gonadotropins (hCG)