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Person with cancer—core biopsy length, total millimetres NN.N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termCore biopsy length
METeOR identifier:Help on this term490968
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 14/05/2015
Definition:Help on this termThe total length of biopsy cores collected from a single tissue specimen in pathology testing of a tissue from a person with cancer, represented by a code.
Context:Help on this termTo be collected for a person with cancer who has had a biopsy taken for pathology examination.
Data Element Concept:Person with cancer—core biopsy length

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Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termNN.N
Maximum character length:Help on this term3
Unit of measure:Help on this termMillimetre (mm)
Unit of measure precision:Help on this term1

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termCancer Australia

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Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Record in millimetres the total length of biopsy cores collected from a single specimen in pathology testing of a tissue biopsy as outlined in the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Prostate Cancer Structured Pathology Reporting Protocol (2014) CS3.05a.

A single specimen refers to multiple cores collected from a single site.

This should be recorded in conjunction with Core biopsy tumour length to provide the extent of the tumour in each specimen.

Collection methods:Help on this termCollect from pathology reports or electronic databases.

Source and reference attributes

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

Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia 2014. Prostate cancer (radical prostatectomy) structured reporting protocol 2nd edition. RCPA, Sydney. Viewed 21 December 2014, http://www.rcpa.edu.au/getattachment/f506078a-3bd4-4a1c-8b8c-85d2f2dfcf61/Protocol-prostate-cancer-radical-prostatectomy.aspx 

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See also Person with cancer—core biopsy tumour extent, percentage N[NNN] Health, Standard 14/05/2015

See also Person with cancer—core biopsy tumour length, total millimetres NN.N Health, Standard 14/05/2015

See also Person with cancer—diagnostic histology indicator, yes/no/unknown code N Health, Standard 14/05/2015

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

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

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