NAACCR Item #3897: Number of Cores Examined
|Item #||Length||Source of Standard||Year Implemented||Version Implemented||Year Retired||Version Retired|
NAACCR XML: Tumor.numberOfCoresExamined
This data item represents the number of cores examined as documented in the pathology report from needle biopsy of the prostate gland.
Number of Cores Examined is a Registry Data Collection Variable for AJCC. This data item was previously collected as Prostate, CS SSF# 13.
|01-99||1 - 99 cores examined
(Exact number of cores examined)
|X1||100 or more cores examined|
|X6||Biopsy cores examined, number unknown|
|X7||No needle core biopsy performed|
|X8||Not applicable: Information not collected for this case
(If this information is required by your standard setter, use of code X8 may result in an edit error.)
|X9||Not documented in medical record
Number of cores examined not assessed or unknown if assessed
Each Site-Specific Data Item (SSDI) applies only to selected primary sites, histologies, and years of diagnosis. Depending on applicability and standard-setter requirements, SSDIs may be left blank.