Friday, December 2, 2016

Beta HCG notes

Where is beta HCG produced? 

Syncytiotrophoblast.

What is the function of beta HCG? 

Maintains corpus luteum, which produces progesterone for 8-10 weeks.

When does beta HCG first appear in maternal blood? 

10 days after fertilization.

When does beta HCG production peak? When does it plateau? 

Peaks at 10 weeks, gradually falls to plateau level at 20 weeks. 

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