What is the role of a beta–human chorionic gonadotropin (beta-HCG) test in the workup of pediatric appendicitis?

Updated: Oct 25, 2018
  • Author: Adam C Alder, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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A beta–human chorionic gonadotropin (beta-HCG) test should be performed to rule out pregnancy or ectopic pregnancy in adolescent girls.


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