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


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


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.


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Specimen Requirements




3 mL

Minimum Volume

1 mL


Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube


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

Storage Instructions


Stability Requirements



Room temperature

14 days


14 days


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.


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 480002 Serial Monitoring N/A
485151 Testicular Cancer Monitor Prof 480058 HCG, Beta Chain, Quant, S mIU/mL 45194-8

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