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hCG as a Tumor Marker

Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration as a tumor marker, however, multiple in vitro diagnostic inserts state that hCG can be used in testing for cancer patients. Laboratorians are curious as to why hCG has yet to be validated for this purpose.

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