Serum beta human chorionic gonadotropin levels can inform outcome counseling after in vitro fertilization

Caroline C. Lawler, Nicole M. Budrys, Allison K. Rodgers, Alan Holden, Robert G. Brzyski, Robert S. Schenken

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The predictive value of serum beta hCG level for fetal cardiac motion and pregnancy outcome after IVF was evaluated. The serum hCG level 12 days after ET is a useful predictor of subsequent presence of fetal cardiac activity and live birth and may assist clinicians in counseling patients regarding their IVF outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)505-507
Number of pages3
JournalFertility and sterility
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1 2011



  • IVF
  • In vitro fertilization
  • human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)
  • pregnancy outcomes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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