Utility of a sensitive bedside serum pregnancy test

Paul Gennis, Leslie Hain, H. Frank Andersen, E. John Gallagher

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Abstract

We compared the performance characteristics of a rapid qualitative serum pregnancy test with a standardized quantitative assay for human chorionic gonadotropin in the evaluation of women with suspected ectopic pregnancy. A threshold value of 25 mIU/mL, the rapid assay demonstrated a sensitivity of 100% and a specificity of 96%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)659-661
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Emergency Medicine
Volume16
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1987

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Pregnancy Tests
Ectopic Pregnancy
Chorionic Gonadotropin
Serum

Keywords

  • pregnancy, testing for

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  • Emergency Medicine

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Utility of a sensitive bedside serum pregnancy test. / Gennis, Paul; Hain, Leslie; Frank Andersen, H.; Gallagher, E. John.

In: Annals of Emergency Medicine, Vol. 16, No. 6, 1987, p. 659-661.

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Gennis, Paul ; Hain, Leslie ; Frank Andersen, H. ; Gallagher, E. John. / Utility of a sensitive bedside serum pregnancy test. In: Annals of Emergency Medicine. 1987 ; Vol. 16, No. 6. pp. 659-661.
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