Testicular Cancer Monitor Profile

CPT: 82105; 84702
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Test Details

Test Includes

α-Fetoprotein (AFP), serial monitor report; β-hCG, serial monitor report

Use

Monitor the course of testicular cancer, patient response to treatment, and disease recurrence

Limitations

This profile should not be used as a diagnostic or screening test for cancer. The β-hCG procedure may be considered by Medicare and other carriers as investigational and, therefore, may not be payable as a covered benefit for patients.

Methodology

See individual tests.

Specimen Requirements

Specimen

Serum

Volume

3 mL

Minimum Volume

1 mL

Container

Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube

Collection

If a red-top tube is used, transfer separated serum to a plastic transport tube.

Storage Instructions

Refrigerate

Stability Requirements

Temperature

Period

Room temperature

14 days

Refrigerated

14 days

Frozen

14 days

Freeze/thaw cycles

Stable x3

Causes for Rejection

Gross hemolysis; whole blood specimen

Clinical Information

Special Instructions

The account must submit the patient's Social Security number to monitor. Values obtained with different assay methods should not be used interchangeably in serial testing. It is recommended that only one assay method be used consistently to monitor each patient's course of therapy.

LOINC® Map

Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
485151 Testicular Cancer Monitor Prof 002266 AFP, Serum, Tumor Marker ng/mL 53962-7
485151 Testicular Cancer Monitor Prof 480058 HCG, Beta Chain, Quant, S mIU/mL 45194-8
485151 Testicular Cancer Monitor Prof 480002 Serial Monitoring N/A

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