hCGLS

AcronymDefinition
hCGLSHuman Chorionic Gonadotropin-Like Substance
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HCG: In 1987, Fujimoto reported on an HCG-like substance (HCGLS) in the serum and tissue of patients with gastric and colorectal cancers.
In addition to acting as a marker for possible disease, HCG and HCGLS exhibit immune inhibition, angiogenesis promotion, and stimulation of metabolic, regulatory, growth, and cell proliferation functions in target cells and organs.
Figure 1: Interpretation of HCG Results Utilizing the Three-Test Criterion HCG-IRMA HCG-IMM HCG-URINE Interpretation - - - Negative - + - Negative/Uncertain *** - - + Negative/Uncertain *** + - - Negative/Uncertain *** + + - Positive/Suggestive *** + - + Positive + + + Positive - + + Positive/Suggestive ** ** HCG-IMM/Urine may contain HCGLS; *** Needs confirmatory urine or another Pos method; *** To confirm requires Pos Urine, especially if the patient has a protracted exposure to domestic animals.