Elmi Laboratories

Beta-human Chorionic Gonadotrophin (βhCG) – Tumour blood test

Normal Reference Range

<4 U/L

Test Information

Some malignancies, particularly those in the trophoblastic spectrum, such as choriocarcinoma, germ cell tumours, teratoma, and hydatiform mole, release the -subunit of human chorionic gonadotropin.

Clinical Indications

• Diagnose trophoblastic disease or germ cell tumours of the testes or ovaries; and Diagnosis of trophoblastic tumour and its care. It can also be utilised on a regular basis to check on the success of these disorders' treatments and look for cancer recurrence.

Sample Required

5mL serum sample tube is required for BHCG blood test

Min. sample volume


Special Instructions and Precautions

Not applicable

Time Limits For Retrospective Testing

2 days

Any factors affecting the test

Not applicable

Turnaround Time

3 hrs

Referral centre (if applicable)

Not applicable

Test Code


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