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Person with cancer—cytopathology result, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termCytopathology result
Synonymous names:Help on this termCytology result
METeOR identifier:Help on this term422463
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 08/05/2014
Definition:Help on this termThe result of a cytopathology test to verify cancer diagnosis and morphology in a person with cancer, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Person with cancer—cytopathology result

Value domain attributes

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
1Positive
2Negative
3Equivocal
Supplementary values:Help on this term
7Not applicable
9Not available

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE 1   Positive

A positive result indicates that the cellular abnormality tested for was found. In the case of cancer diagnosis, a positive result indicates malignancy.

CODE 2   Negative

A negative result indicates that the cellular abnormality tested for was not found.

CODE 3   Equivocal

This code should be recorded when the cellular abnormality status could not be determined by the test.

CODE 9   Not available

This code should be recorded when the test results have not been received or could not be accessed.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termCancer Australia

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Record the code specifying the positivity or negativity of cytology or cytopathology test results as outlined in the pathology report.

Where multiple tests have been undertaken record each test result separately.

A negative result indicates that no abnormal cells were found in the sample tested. A positive result indicates that there were abnormal cells found in the sample tested.

This includes results of peritoneal washings.
Collection methods:Help on this termCollected for people with cancer who have undergone a cytology or cytopathology test to help define the proportion of cancer morphologically verified.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termCancer Australia
Reference documents:Help on this termGynaecological Cancer DSS Working Group, Cancer Australia. 2010

Relational attributes

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Gynaecological cancer (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 14/05/2015

Gynaecological cancer (clinical) NBPDS Health, Standard 14/05/2015

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