Serum beta human chorionic gonadotropin levels can inform outcome counseling after in vitro fertilization

Fertil Steril. 2011 Aug;96(2):505-7. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2011.05.071. Epub 2011 Jun 29.


The predictive value of serum beta hCG level for fetal cardiac motion and pregnancy outcome after IVF was evaluated. The serum hCG level 12 days after ET is a useful predictor of subsequent presence of fetal cardiac activity and live birth and may assist clinicians in counseling patients regarding their IVF outcome.

MeSH terms

  • Biomarkers / blood
  • Chorionic Gonadotropin, beta Subunit, Human / blood*
  • Counseling*
  • Embryo Transfer
  • Female
  • Fertilization in Vitro*
  • Fetal Heart / diagnostic imaging
  • Gestational Age
  • Heart Rate, Fetal
  • Humans
  • Infertility / blood
  • Infertility / drug therapy*
  • Live Birth
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Pregnancy
  • ROC Curve
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Texas
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Ultrasonography, Prenatal
  • Up-Regulation


  • Biomarkers
  • Chorionic Gonadotropin, beta Subunit, Human