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Prostate tissue collection method code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term482000
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 14/05/2015
Definition:Help on this termA code outlining the method used to collect a tissue sample for diagnostic pathology testing from a person with prostate cancer.

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Representation class:Help on this termAverage
Data type:Help on this termBoolean
Format:Help on this term N
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) guided
2Transperineal
3Incidental
8Unknown
9Biopsy taken but technique not stated/inadequately specified

Collection and usage attributes

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This code outlines the different techniques for obtaining prostate tissue for diagnostic purposes. The techniques outlined are:

  • Transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) guided - A biopsy where a prostate tissue sample is taken from the prostate via a needle which is guided by an ultrasound probe that has been inserted into the rectum.
  • Transperineal - A biopsy where a prostate tissue sample is removed with a thin needle that is inserted through the skin of the perenium.
  • Incidental - Where the biopsy was obtained in a procedure that was not specifically for the purpose of cancer diagnosis, for example a transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP).

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termCancer Australia

Relational attributes

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Person with prostate cancer—tissue collection method, code N Health, Standard 14/05/2015

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