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Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG)

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  • Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) staining syncytiotrophoblasts in placenta.


SynonymsEdit

AntibodiesEdit

Technical InfoEdit

Staining PatternEdit

Expression in Normal TissuesEdit

  • Syncytiotrophoblasts in placenta

Expression in Neoplastic EntitiesEdit

BenignEdit


IntermediateEdit
MalignantEdit
  • Choriocarcinoma
  • Occasionally seminoma can contain syncytiotrophoblasts which will stain positive for HCG. Patients with these tumors may have elevated serum HCG.

Expression in Non-Neoplastic EntitiesEdit

Pertinent NegativesEdit

This antigen is typically NOT expressed by the following entities:

Practical Uses / PanelsEdit

Common PitfallsEdit

Related Links/Other ResourcesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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