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Person with cancer—human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 test type, code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termHuman epidermal growth factor receptor-2 test type
Synonymous names:Help on this termHER2 test type
METeOR identifier:Help on this term370607
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 06/03/2009
Definition:Help on this termThe type of test used to determine the results of human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER2) at the time of diagnosis of the primary tumour, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Person with cancer—human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 test type

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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
ValueMeaning
1Fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH)
2Brightfield in situ hybridisation
3Immunochemistry (IHC)
8Other
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Test type not stated or unknown

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE 2     Brightfield in situ hybridisation

Includes Chromogenic in situ hybridisation (CISH) and Silver in situ hybridisation (SISH).

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termRecord the test type corresponding to the test result recorded in 'Person with Cancer - human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 test result'.
Comments:Help on this termImmunochemistry (IHC) measures how much HER2 protein is present in the tumour sample. Fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH), chromogenic in situ hybridisation (CISH) and silver in situ hybridisation (SISH) measure the amount of amplification of the gene responsible for HER2. The type of HER2 test used to determine HER2 status affects the accuracy of the information.

Source and reference attributes

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National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre (NBOCC)

Australasian Association of Cancer Registries (AACR)

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

Relational attributes

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Breast cancer (Cancer registries) DSS Health, Superseded 01/09/2012

Breast cancer (cancer registries) NBPDS Health, Standard 01/09/2012

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