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Person with cancer—oestrogen receptor assay results, code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termOestrogen receptor assay status
METeOR identifier:Help on this term291324
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 06/03/2009
Definition:Help on this termThe result of oestrogen receptor assay at the time of diagnosis of the primary breast tumour, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Person with cancer—oestrogen receptor assay result

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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
ValueMeaning
1Test done, results positive (oestrogen receptor positive)
2Test done, results negative (oestrogen receptor negative)
Supplementary values:Help on this term
0Test not done (test not ordered or not performed)
8Test done but results unknown

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Comments:Help on this term

Hormone receptor status is an important prognostic indicator for breast cancer.

The Australian Cancer Network Working Party established to develop guidelines for the pathology reporting of breast cancer recommends that hormone receptor assays be performed on all cases of invasive breast carcinoma. The report should include

  • the percentage of nuclei staining positive and the predominant staining intensity (low, medium, high) and
  • a conclusion as to whether the assay is positive or negative.

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this term

Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia

Australian Cancer Network

Commission on Cancer American College of Surgeons

Reference documents:Help on this term

Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Manual of Use and Interpretation of Pathology Tests: Third Edition Sydney (2001)

Australian Cancer Network Working Party The pathology reporting of breast cancer. A guide for pathologists, surgeons and radiologists Second Edition Sydney (2001)

Commission on Cancer, Standards of the Commission on Cancer Registry Operations and Data Standards (ROADS) Volume II (1998)

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Supersedes Oestrogen receptor assay status, version 1, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (14.8 KB)

Has been superseded by Person with cancer—oestrogen receptor assay result, code N Health, Standard 06/03/2009

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Cancer (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 07/12/2005

Cancer (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 06/03/2009

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