Human Chronic Gonadotropin (HCG)

Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) is a hormone that is developed by the placenta after implantation. The HCG is detected in some pregnancy tests (HCG pregnancy strip tests). Some cancerous tumors produce this hormone; therefore, elevated levels measured when the patient is not pregnant may lead to a cancer diagnosis and, if the patient suffering with high level of hormones, then he is with paraneoplastic syndromes, however, it is not known whether this production is a contributing cause, or an effect of carcinogenesis. The luteinizing hormone (LH) also known as pituitary analog of HCG, is produced in the pituitary gland of males and females of all ages.