Glossary Item Attributes
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Glossary Item|
|Synonymous names:||Biopsy core|
A section of tissue that has been removed in a way that preserves the histological architecture of the tissue's cells. A core biopsy procedure may be used to remove a section of tissue directly from an individual, or biopsy cores may be taken from a larger section of tissue that has been surgically removed from an individual.
Core biopsies are most commonly performed as a diagnostic test for cancerous conditions.
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Cancer Australia|
|Metadata items which use this glossary item:|
Person with cancer—core biopsy length, total millimetres NN.N
Person with cancer—core biopsy tumour extent, percentage N[NNN]
Person with cancer—core biopsy tumour length, total millimetres NN.N
Person with cancer—positive biopsy core, number N[NN]