Rapid method of diagnosing a normal pregnancy with high accuracy

  • US 7,666,683 B1
  • Filed: 10/13/2005
  • Issued: 02/23/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/13/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for identifying the likelihood that a pregnancy is a normal pregnancy in a female patient with symptoms consistent with pregnancy comprising:

  • i. determining whether the patient is pregnant; and

    ii. if the patient is pregnant, comparing a measurement of hyperglycosylated human chorionic gonadotropin (H-hCG) concentration obtained from a sample of whole blood, serum or urine from said patient at an early stage of pregnancy with a predetermined H-hCG concentration value of between about 10 ng/ml to about 16 ng/ml, wherein a measurement above said predetermined H-hCG concentration value is evidence of a normal pregnancy.

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