hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) Post-Orchiectomy Range


**Note 1:** Physician statement of the hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) Post-Orchiectomy Range can be used to code this data item when there is no other information available. **Note 2:** Record the range of the hCG test as documented in the medical record **after orchiectomy** but prior to adjuvant therapy. The lab value may be documented in a lab report, history and physical, or clinical statement in the pathology report. **Note 3:** If the initial post-orchiectomy hCG remains elevated, review subsequent tests and record the lowest hCG value (normalization or plateau) prior to adjuvant therapy or before the value rises again. **Note 4:** A lab value expressed in International Units/liter (IU/L) is equivalent to the same value expressed in milli-International Units/milliliter (mIU/mL). **Note 5:** If the pre-orchiectomy hCG was normal, a post-orchiectomy hCG may not be performed. In this case, code 9 should be recorded. **Note 6:** The same laboratory test should be used to record information in hCG Post-Orchiectomy Lab Value [NAACCR Data Item #3846].




NAACCR #3847


Code Description
0 Within normal limits
1 Above normal and less than 5,000 milli-International Units/milliliter (mIU/mL)
2 5,000 - 50,000 mIU/mL
3 Greater than 50,000 mIU/mL
4 Post-orchiectomy human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) stated to be elevated
7 Test ordered, results not in chart
8 Not applicable: Information not collected for this case (If this information is required by your standard setter, use of code 8 may result in an edit error.)
9 Not documented in medical record No orchiectomy performed hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) Post-Orchiectomy Range not assessed or unknown if assessed