Maternal β-hCG levels in early IVF pregnancy: association with the embryo development stage of blastocyst

Publication date: Available online 8 January 2019Source: Reproductive BioMedicine OnlineAuthor(s): Wenyue Zhu, Queenie Yeung, David Chan, Ling Chi, Jin Huang, Qiong Wang, Jacqueline Chung, TC LiAbstractResearch QuestionDoes the development stage of the blastocyst on embryo transfer (ET) day affect the serum β-human chorionic gonadotropin (β-hCG) level 9 days and 16 days after embryo transfer in women whose pregnancy progressed to beyond 13 weeks?DesignThe retrospective study involved 204 cases whose pregnancy progressed to beyond 13 weeks of single blastocyst transfer in fresh (n=66) or frozen (n=138) cycles in a teaching hospital IVF clinic from January 2015 to September 2016.ResultsThe β-hCG levels on both 9 days and 16 days after ET in frozen cycles (median, 223 IU/L and 4378 IU/L respectively) were significantly (P
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

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