NAACCR Item #3847: hCG Post-Orchiectomy Range

Item # Length Source of Standard Year Implemented Version Implemented Year Retired Version Retired
3,847 1 NAACCR 2018 18

NAACCR XML: Tumor.hcgPostOrchiectomyRange


Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) Post-orchiectomy Range identifies the range category of the lowest hCG value measured post-orchiectomy. hCG 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.


hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) is a Registry Data Collection Variable in AJCC. hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) Post-orchiectomy Range is used to assign the S Category Pathological and was previously collected as Testis CS SSF# 15.


0Within normal limits
1Above normal and less than 5,000 milli-International Units/milliliter (mIU/mL)
25,000-50,000 mIU/mL
3Greater than 50,000 mIU/mL
4Post-orchiectomy human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) stated to be elevated
5Post-Orchiectomy human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) unknown or not done but pre-orchiectomy hCG 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 hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) Post-orchiectomy Range not assessed or unknown if assessed

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