What is HCG ?
HCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin. HCG is a bio-identical human hormone that is well known for decades in medical research and clinical medicine as a hormone secreted by the placenta in the pregnant female. In fact, measuring HCG in the female is the basis for the pregnancy test. If HCG goes up, that means a viable pregnancy. If HCG drops, or goes down, that means miscarriage or an aborting fetus.