NAACCR Item #3809: AFP Pretreatment Interpretation

Item # Length Source of Standard Year Implemented Version Implemented Year Retired Version Retired
3,809 1 NAACCR 2018 18

NAACCR XML: Tumor.afpPretreatmentInterpretation

Alternate Names
   AFP (Alpha Fetoprotein) Pretreatment Interpretation

AFP (Alpha Fetoprotein) Pretreatment Interpretation, a nonspecific serum protein that generally is elevated in the setting of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), is a prognostic factor for liver cancer.


AFP (Alpha Fetoprotein) Pretreatment Interpretation is a Registry Data Collection Variable in AJCC. This data item was previously collected for Liver, CS SSF# 1.


0Negative/normal; within normal limits
2Borderline; undetermined if positive or negative
7Test ordered, results not in chart
8Not applicable: Information not collected for this case (If this item is required by your standard setter, use of code 8 will result in an edit error.)
9Not documented in medical record AFP pretreatment interpretation not assessed or unknown if assessed

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