Validation of the human chorionic gonadotropin immunoassay in cerebrospinal fluid for the diagnostic work-up of neurohypophyseal germinomas.

@article{GonzalezSanchez2011ValidationOT,
  title={Validation of the human chorionic gonadotropin immunoassay in cerebrospinal fluid for the diagnostic work-up of neurohypophyseal germinomas.},
  author={Victor E. Gonzalez-Sanchez and Oscar Moreno-Perez and Pedro S{\'a}nchez Pellicer and Ruth S{\'a}nchez-Ortiga and Roc{\'i}o Alfayate Guerra and Montserrat Mauri Dot and Antonio Miguel Pic{\'o} Alfonso},
  journal={Annals of clinical biochemistry},
  year={2011},
  volume={48 Pt 5},
  pages={433-7}
}
BACKGROUND The measurement of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is useful for the differential diagnosis of suprasellar lesions. However, the concentrations that prove diagnostic for neurohypophyseal germinoma have not been well defined. In addition, the immunoassays used for such measurements are the same as those applied in… CONTINUE READING