Aschheim-Zondek test


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Aschheim-Zondek test

A now-obsolete biological assay that was the first reliable test for early pregnancy; test urine is injected into immature female mice, and if (pregnancy-related) chorionic gonadotropin is present, ovarian hyperemia is seen by the fifth day.

Aschheim,

Selmar, German obstetrician and gynecologist, 1878-1965.
Aschheim-Zondek test - an obsolete test for pregnancy. Synonym(s): A-Z test; Zondek-Aschheim test
Zondek-Aschheim test - Synonym(s): Aschheim-Zondek test

Zondek,

Bernhardt, German obstetrician and gynecologist, 1891-1966.
Aschheim-Zondek test - see under Aschheim
Zondek-Aschheim test - Synonym(s): Aschheim-Zondek test

Aschheim-Zondek test

an outdated test which used to be used to diagnose pregnancy in mares. Serum from the mare was injected into the peritoneum of rats. A positive result was edema and enlargement of the rats' uteri. Accurate if performed in the 50 to 80 day period of pregnancy.