Bowel cancer screening test result code N[A]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Value Domain
METeOR identifier:530018
Registration status:Health, Standard 29/08/2014
Definition:A code set representing the result of a bowel cancer screening test.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:String
Format:N[A]
Maximum character length:2
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
1Positive
2Negative
3Inconclusive
4No result
1FPositive - faulty
2FNegative - faulty
3FInconclusive - faulty
4FNo result - faulty

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Bowel cancer screening typically involves the application of a faecal occult blood test (FOBT), in which FOBT are tested in a laboratory for the presence of blood.

CODE 1   Positive

Blood was detected in either faecal sample.

CODE 2   Negative

Blood was not detected in either faecal sample.

CODE 3   Inconclusive

Only one faecal sample was taken and it was negative.

CODE 4   No result

No result was detected in either faecal sample.

CODE 1F   Positive - faulty

Blood was detected in either faecal sample, however the test provided was inaccurate and results should be disregarded.

CODE 2F   Negative - faulty

Blood was not detected in either faecal sample, however the test provided was inaccurate and results should be disregarded.

CODE 3F   Inconclusive - faulty

Only one faecal sample was taken and it was negative, however the test provided was inaccurate and results should be disregarded.

CODE 4F   No result - faulty

No result was detected in either faecal sample, however the test provided was inaccurate and results should be disregarded.

Relational attributes

Data elements implementing this value domain:

Person—cancer screening test result, bowel cancer code N[A] Health, Standard 29/08/2014