Urine free beta hCG and beta core in pregnancies affected by Down's syndrome.

Urine beta core was shown in recent studies to be markedly elevated in pregnancies affected by Down's syndrome in the late second trimester. Free beta human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) has also been shown to be the most discriminatory maternal serum marker of Down's syndrome. Since free beta hCG is rapidly cleared from the maternal circulation, we have… CONTINUE READING