NAACCR Item #3806: AFP Post-Orchiectomy Range

Item # Length Source of Standard Year Implemented Version Implemented Year Retired Version Retired
3,806 1 NAACCR 2018 18

NAACCR XML: Tumor.afpPostOrchiectomyRange

Alternate Names
   Testis Serum Markers: AFP (Alpha Fetoprotein) Post-Orchiectomy Range

AFP (Alpha Fetoprotein) Post-Orchiectomy Range identifies the range category of the lowest AFP value measured post-orchiectomy. AFP is a serum tumor marker that is often elevated in patients with nonseminomatous germ cell tumors of the testis. The Post-Orchiectomy lab value is used to monitor response to therapy.


AFP (Alpha Fetoprotein) Post-Orchiectomy Range is a Registry Data Collection Variable in AJCC. AFP (Alpha Fetoprotein) Post-Orchiectomy Range is used to assign the S Category Pathological and was previously collected as Testis CS SSF# 13.


0Within normal limits
1Above normal and less than 1,000 nanograms/milliliter (ng/mL)
21,000 -10,000 ng/mL
3Greater than 10,000 ng/mL
4Post-Orchiectomy alpha fetoprotein (AFP) stated to be elevated
5Post-Orchiectomy alpha fetoprotein (AFP) unknown or not done but pre-orchiectomy AFP was normal
7Test ordered, results not in chart
8Not 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.)
9Not documented in medical record No orchiectomy performed AFP (Alpha Fetoprotein) Post-Orchiectomy Range not assessed or unknown if assessed

Each Site-Specific Data Item (SSDI) applies only to selected primary sites, histologies, and years of diagnosis. Depending on applicability and standard-setter requirements, SSDIs may be left blank.