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What are the causes of elevated hCG in the blood?

By Marta Barranquero Gómez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 02/15/2022

hCG is the hormone commonly known as the pregnancy hormone. Therefore, elevated levels of hCG in the blood would be indicative of pregnancy. Depending on what the exact value is, the exact weeks could be determined.

 Marta Barranquero Gómez
Marta Barranquero Gómez
B.Sc., M.Sc.
Embryologist
Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH).
License: 3316-CV
Embryologist. Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH). License: 3316-CV.