Utility of a sensitive bedside serum pregnancy test

Paul Gennis, Leslie Hain, H. Frank Andersen, E. John Gallagher

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We compared the performance characteristics of a rapid qualitative serum pregnancy test with a standardized quantitative assay for human chorionic gonadotropin in the evaluation of women with suspected ectopic pregnancy. A threshold value of 25 mIU/mL, the rapid assay demonstrated a sensitivity of 100% and a specificity of 96%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)659-661
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of emergency medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1987
Externally publishedYes


  • pregnancy, testing for

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine


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