AFP (Alpha Fetoprotein) Post-Orchiectomy Lab Value


**Note 1:** Physician statement of the AFP (Alpha Fetoprotein) Post-Orchiectomy Lab Value can be used to code this data item when no other information is available. **Note 2:** Record the lab value of the AFP test results 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 AFP remains elevated, review subsequent tests and record the lowest AFP value (normalization or plateau) prior to adjuvant therapy or before the value rises again. **Note 4:** A lab value expressed in micrograms/liter (ug/L) is equivalent to the same value expressed in ng/mL. **Note 5:** If the lab value is expressed in IU/ml, use the following conversion: 1 ng/mL = 0.83 IU/mL. * To calculate ng from IU/mL, divide the value for IU by 0.83. * *Example*: 10 IU/mL: 10/0.83 = 12.04 ng/mL; 5 IU/mL: 5/0.83= 6.02 ng/mL **Note 6:** If the pre-orchiectomy AFP was normal, a post-orchiectomy AFP may not be performed. In this case, code XXXXX.9 should be recorded. **Note 7:** If the only information available is a statement of elevated or normal, code XXXXX.9. **Note 8:** The same laboratory test should be used to record information in AFP Post-Orchiectomy Range [NAACCR Data Item #3806].




NAACCR #3805


Code Description
0.0 0.0 nanograms/milliliter (ng/mL)
0.1-99999.9 0.1 - 99,999.9 ng/mL
XXXXX.1 100,000 ng/mL or greater
XXXXX.7 Test ordered, results not in chart
XXXXX.8 Not applicable: Information not collected for this case (If this information is required by your standard setter, use of code XXXXX.8 may result in an edit error.)
XXXXX.9 Not documented in medical record No orchiectomy performed AFP (Alpha Fetoprotein) Post-Orchiectomy Lab Value not assessed or unknown if assessed