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Basis of diagnosis of cancer code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270758
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing sources of cancer diagnosis.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
0Death certificate only: Information provided is from a death certificate
1Clinical: Diagnosis made before death, but without any of the following (codes 2-7)
2Clinical investigation: All diagnostic techniques, including x-ray, endoscopy, imaging, ultrasound, exploratory surgery (e.g. laparotomy), and autopsy, without a tissue diagnosis
4Specific tumour markers: Including biochemical and/or immunological markers that are specific for a tumour site
5Cytology: Examination of cells from a primary or secondary site, including fluids aspirated by endoscopy or needle; also includes the microscopic examination of peripheral blood and bone marrow aspirates
6Histology of metastasis: Histological examination of tissue from a metastasis, including autopsy specimens
7Histology of a primary tumour: Histological examination of tissue from primary tumour, however obtained, including all cutting techniques and bone marrow biopsies; also includes autopsy specimens of primary tumour
8Histology: either unknown whether of primary or metastatic site, or not otherwise specified
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Collection and usage attributes

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CODES 1 - 4


CODES 5 - 8




Comments:Help on this termIn a hospital setting this metadata item should be collected on the most valid basis of diagnosis at this admission. If more than one diagnosis technique is used during an admission, select the higher code from 1 to 8.

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Person with cancer—most valid basis of diagnosis of a cancer, code N Health, Superseded 07/12/2011

Person with cancer—most valid basis of diagnosis of a cancer, code N Health, Standard 07/12/2011

Person with cancer—most valid basis of diagnosis of the first recurrence, code N Health, Standard 07/12/2011

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