Accuracy of a semi-quantitative urine pregnancy test compared to serum beta-hCG measurement: a possible screening tool for ongoing pregnancy after medication abortion.

@article{Grossman2007AccuracyOA,
  title={Accuracy of a semi-quantitative urine pregnancy test compared to serum beta-hCG measurement: a possible screening tool for ongoing pregnancy after medication abortion.},
  author={Daniel Grossman and Karla Berdichevsky and Fernando Larrea and Jorge Rojas Beltr{\'a}n},
  journal={Contraception},
  year={2007},
  volume={76 2},
  pages={101-4}
}
PURPOSE Medication abortion protocols commonly rely on ultrasound or serum hCG measurement to confirm completion. In order to explore the use of a urine-based test to screen for ongoing pregnancy, we compared the diagnostic accuracy of a recently developed semi-quantitative urine pregnancy test to serum beta-hCG testing. METHODS We evaluated the urine test with 97 women in early pregnancy at a hospital and private clinic in Mexico City. The results of the urine test (hCG level > or <1000 IU/L… CONTINUE READING