Anti-Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) Beta


Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) is a 40 kD glycoprotein secreted in large quantities by the placenta and normally circulates at readily detectable levels only during gestation. A wide variety of tumors secrete hCG. Along with alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), hCG also represents a tumor marker for which systematic correlative clinical and histological studies have been made. Immunohistochemical studies reveal localization of hCG in syncytiotrophoblasts. Isolated clusters of giant cells may be found in association with certain components of germ cell tumors but are most frequently associated with embryonic carcinoma, endodermal sinus tumor, and germinoma
Intended Use: IVD
Antibody Type: Monoclonal
Clone: M94138
Source: Mouse
Tissue Type/Cancer Type: Placenta