PathWays Case Study: October 17

​A 36-year-old woman with a diagnosis of hydatidiform mole, a non-neoplastic gestational trophoblastic disease, was treated successfully with a surgical uterine evacuation. Patient follow-up with serial serum human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) levels shows, after several weeks of decreasing hCG concentrations, a persistently unchanged low hCG during the last two measurements (50 IU/L).

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Jose Jara Aguirre, M.D.
Resident, Clinical Pathology
Mayo Clinic



Alicia Algeciras-Schimnich, Ph.D.
Consultant, Division of Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology
Mayo Clinic
Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology,
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science



April Josselyn

April Josselyn is a Marketing Associate at Mayo Medical Laboratories. She is the editor of Mayo Clinic PathWays and supports corporate communications strategies and internal communications. She has worked at Mayo Clinic since 2012. Outside of work, April enjoys the outdoors and being "hockey mom" for her two sports-crazed boys.