Elevated titers of the beta subunit of human chorionic gonadotropin in oophorectomized women being treated for trophoblastic disease

Kenneth D. Hatch, Hugh M. Shingleton, Benjamin Younger, Larry R. Boots

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Radioimmunoassay has shown a cross-reaction of the beta subunit of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) with high levels of luteinizing hormone (LH) in the serum of four women who underwent bilateral oophorectomy as part of their treatment for trophoblastic disease. Administration of oral contraceptives led to suppression of the LH and beta subunit HCG titers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)122-126
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican journal of obstetrics and gynecology
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 1 1980
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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