Human hCGβ Analyte Overview

Human hCGβ

Also known as HCG beta, Human Chorionic Gonadotropin beta sub-unit, HCG

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Beta Subunit (hCGβ) is a glycoprotein hormone that acts as an autocrine factor during early pregnancy to support the development of a zygote into an embryo. Its primary role is to establish a pregnancy in the uterus lining and regulate the growth and function of the placenta. hCGβ also works to prevent an immune response to the growing embryo by suppressing immune activity in the uterus. The complete hCG is composed of an alpha unit shared by numerous reproductive hormones and the beta unit, hCGβ, which is unique to hCG. hCGβ is a common target for pregnancy tests, some cancer diagnostics, and in professional athlete testing. HCGβ is often produced by ovarian and testicular germ cell tumors and advanced cancers that have dedifferentiated and is often used as a tumor marker. hCG is commonly used as part of a performance enhancing drug treatment cycle to restore normal testosterone levels and is commonly one of the substances tested for in athletics.

Q-Plex™ Details

Species: Human
Assay Type: Sandwich
Sample Type: Human Serum, EDTA Plasma
Assay Range: 50 – 0.05 ng/mL
Lower Limit of Detection (LLD): 0.05 ng/mL
Volume Required Per Well: Min. 25µL
Detection Method: Chemiluminescent
Singleplex Format: 96-well plate
Catalog #: 464349HU

Features & Requirements

  • Measure hCGβ in 2.25 hours
  • Sensitive, reproducible, and convenient 96-well format requiring low sample volumes
  • Requires the Q-View™ Imaging System for analysis

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