This input is used for staging


**Note 1:** For cases diagnosed 1/1/2018 and later, all cases of CLL and SLL will require both the **Lugano classification, which is captured in the AJCC stage group data item, and the five components of the modified Rai staging system, which are captured in Site-Specific Data Items (adenopathy, anemia, lymphocytosis, organomegaly, and thrombocytopenia).** The terms B-cell lymphocytic leukemia/chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) are different clinical presentations of the same disease, with both terms coded 9823. Traditionally the lymphoma diagnosis was staged with the Ann Arbor staging system and it is now staged with the Lugano classification. In North America, CLL was staged with the Rai system. **Note 2:** Rai stage is only applicable for CLL, in which the bone marrow and/or peripheral blood are involved (primary site C421 for bone marrow, see Hematopoietic Manual, Module 3: PH 5, 6). * If primary site is not C421, code 5 **Note 3:** Anemia is defined as Hgb <11.0 g/dL and is part of the staging criteria. * Use the cut points listed in the table regardless of the lab's reference range * A lab value expressed in grams per liter (g/L) is 10 times the same value expressed in g/dL; therefore, the cut point of 11.0 g/dL is equivalent to 110 g/L. **Note 4:** Record this data item based on a blood test (CBC, hemoglobin & hematocrit, H&H) performed at diagnosis (pre-treatment). In the absence of the lab test, a physician's statement can be used. **Note 5:** If there is no mention of anemia, or relevant lab results, code 9. **Note 6:** The physician’s stated Rai Stage always takes priority when there is conflicting information.


NAACCR #3811


Code Description
0 Anemia not present Hgb >=11.0 g/dL Physician states Rai stage 0-II
1 Anemia present Hgb <11.0 g/dL
5 Not applicable: Primary site is not C421
6 Lab value unknown, physician states patient is anemic Physician states Rai stage III
7 Test ordered, results not in chart
9 Not documented in medical record Anemia not assessed or unknown if assessed No Rai stage is documented in the record and there is no documentation of anemia Physician states Rai stage IV and there is no documentation of anemia