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Cytopathology result code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term424431
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 08/05/2014
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing the result of a cytopathology test.

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

Guide for use:Help on this term

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

Relational attributes

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Person with cancer—cytopathology result, code N Health, Standard 08/05/2014

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