NAACCR Item #3898: Number of Cores Positive

Item # Length Source of Standard Year Implemented Version Implemented Year Retired Version Retired
3,898 2 NAACCR 2018 18

NAACCR XML: Tumor.numberOfCoresPositive


This data item represents the number of positive cores documented in the pathology report from needle biopsy of the prostate gland.


Number of Cores Positive is a Registry Data Collection Variable for AJCC. This data item was previously collected as Prostate, CS SSF# 12.


00All examined cores negative
01-991 - 99 cores positive (Exact number of cores positive)
X1100 or more cores positive
X6Biopsy cores positive, number unknown
X7No needle core biopsy performed
X8Not 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.)
X9Not documented in medical record Number of Cores Positive 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.