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Molecular test results (other) code X[X(19)]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term450481
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 08/05/2014
Definition:Help on this termThe gene symbol representing the genetic or molecular abnormalities detected in a person, other than those already specified.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termX[X(19)]
Maximum character length:Help on this term20

Collection and usage attributes

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Record the HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee (HGNC) assigned, unique gene symbol (or gene abbreviation, short gene name) corresponding to each genetic or molecular abnormality detected. The symbol is available from their curated online repository at

Gene symbols are designated by upper-case Latin letters or by a combination of upper-case letters and Arabic numerals, with the exception of the # symbol. They do not contain punctuation except for the HLA, immunoglobulin and T cell receptor gene symbols, which may be hyphenated. Generally, gene symbols will be no longer than six characters.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termCancer Australia
Reference documents:Help on this term

Wain HM, Bruford EA, Lovering RC, Lush MJ, Wright MW, Povey S 2002. Guidelines for Human Gene Nomenclature. Genomics 79(4):464-470

HGNC Database, HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee (HGNC), EMBL Outstation - Hinxton, European Bioinformatics Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, CB10 1SD, UK. Viewed 21 June 2011,

Relational attributes

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Person with cancer—molecular pathology test results, (other) code X[X(19)] Health, Standard 08/05/2014

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